Published: Tue, October 30, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Atmosphere pollution level in Europe still exceeds EU, WHO norms,

Atmosphere pollution level in Europe still exceeds EU, WHO norms,

Household air pollution from cooking and ambient (outside) air pollution cause more than 50% of acute lower respiratory infections in children under 5 years of age in low- and middle-income countries.

"The researchers recruited 1285 women in the first trimester of pregnancy in primary health care centres and urban health posts and followed them until the birth of their child to collect data on maternal health, prenatal care, exposure to air pollution during pregnancy and the birthweight of the child", the study said. The Trump administration has praised the progress the US has made in achieving cleaner air, but is also rolling back regulations from the Obama administration that aimed to curb pollution from power plans, cars, and oil wells.

Figures published by the World Health Organization today (29 October) suggest that around 93% of children aged under 15 are breathing air that is potentially unsafe to their health.

The air pollution related mortality and disease burden India faces is also the highest in the world. New Delhi's air quality has been hovering between poor and very poor categories since the past week though it has not yet formally reached the severe levels. A task force led by the country's Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has recommended a ban on all construction activities in the Delhi-NCR region for 10 days beginning November 1 to reduce dust as air quality is expected to deteriorate.

While some of the cities like Patna and Varanasi have recently formulated action plans, there are none in place to issue advisories or mitigate the pollution at the source level instantly as in the case of the Graded Response Action Plan to combat air pollution.

"Every day, now the moment we are talking, nearly 93 percent of the children worldwide are breathing toxic air".

Children are particularly vulnerable to illnesses from toxic air because they breathe faster than adults.

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They are also closer to the ground, where some pollutants have higher concentrations, the authors added.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO's director general has said, "The world has turned the corner on tobacco".

Every child should be able to breathe clean air so they can grow and fulfill their full potential.

In addition, newborns and small children are often at home.

More than nine in 10 children around the world are living in areas of toxic air pollution, global health leaders have warned.

Air pollution can impact a child's development and cognitive ability, and can trigger asthma and childhood cancer, World Health Organization said. In comparison, in high-income countries, 52% of children under 5 are exposed to such levels. But there are many straight-forward ways to reduce emissions of unsafe pollutants.

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