Study: Half of world’s population exposed to increasing air pollution

Independent discusses how half of the world’s population is exposed to increasing air pollution, study finds. Air quality a ‘major, and in many areas growing, threat to public health,’ warn researchers.

More than half of the world’s population is exposed to increasing air pollution despite global efforts to tackle toxic fumes, a study has found.

In some regions pollution has soared five times above safe levels set by the World Health Organisation (WHO), according to researchers at the University of Exeter.

But the Exeter study, published in the journal Climate and Atmospheric Science, found levels “remained virtually constant and extremely high” in other regions.

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