One in seven children suffer high air pollution: UNICEF
|One in seven children suffer high air pollution: UNICEF||Darrell Miller||11/04/16|
November 04, 2016 07:49 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (email@example.com)
Subject: One in seven children suffer high air pollution: UNICEF
A recent announcement from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has highlighted the risk that air pollution poses to the world's children. The agency reported that 1 in 7 children around the world are commonly exposed to high levels of air pollution. This environmental and health crisis is most common in South Asia.
- 7-18 for talks on global warming, to restrict use of fossil fuels to give twin benefits of improved health and slower climate change.
- Worldwide, the WHO estimates that outdoor air pollution killed 3.7 million people in 2012, including 127,000 children aged under five. Factories, power plants and vehicles using fossil fuels, dust and burning of waste were among sources.
- Indoor air pollution, often caused by coal- or wood-burning cooking stoves used in homes in developing nations, killed even more people, 4.3 million, of whom 531,000 were aged under five, it said.
"Almost one in seven children worldwide live in areas with high levels of outdoor air pollution, mostly in South Asia, and their growing bodies are most vulnerable to damage, the U.N. children's agency UNICEF said on Monday."