The Global Air Pollution Crisis

More than half of the world’s population lives in cities. Some of the urban jungles across the globe are suffocating in bouts of dense smog and extremely high levels of toxic air pollution.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), air pollution is now a greater threat to health than Ebola or HIV and 80% of all urban areas have air pollution levels above what is considered healthy. The levels of particulate matter (a mixture of extremely small particles and liquid droplets that get into the air) are measured to determine pollution levels.

Thanks to Eco2greetings for sharing this infographic. How does your country compare?

air pollution map