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Nine in 10 people are exposed to air pollution over WHO limits, warns report

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5244 (Published 27 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i5244
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

More than nine in 10 of the world’s population live in places where air pollution exceeds limits set by the World Health Organization, a new modelling study has shown.1

The new WHO air quality model shows that 92% of the population lives in places where levels of air pollution are higher than recommended. Data presented in interactive maps (http://maps.who.int/airpollution) highlight areas that exceed WHO’s upper limit of 10 …

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