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Map of global ambient air pollution

"More than 80% of people living in urban areas that monitor air pollution are exposed to air quality levels that exceed the World Health Organization (WHO) limits. While all regions of the world are affected, populations in low-income cities are the most impacted."
Source: WHO Global Urban Ambient Air Pollution Database 

  • Click in the image below to see the real map in a new window.
  • Click on arrows , to hide the legend and widen the view field.
  • Tape your country name in "Find location" field to see its current situation.

"Pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and premature death in the world today. Diseases caused by pollution were responsible for an estimated 9 million premature deaths in 2015—16% of all deaths worldwide—three times more deaths than from AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined and 15 times more than from all wars and other forms of violence. In the most severely affected countries, pollution-related disease is responsible for more than one death in four."
Source: The Lancet Commission on pollution and health

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