Air pollution is a growing concern in today’s world, and with almost everyone on Earth now breathing polluted air, should we be concerned about what its doing to our health? With conditions like asthma on the rise, many blame poor global air quality.
According to an air quality map released Tuesday by the World Health Organization based on global air pollution data, 92% of the world’s population live in places where outdoor air quality fails to meet WHO guidelines. There has also been air pollution particles found inside human brains! This is a concerning public health issue, as air pollution can harm your lungs, heart and even brain — with the potential to cause premature death, said Dr. Maria Neira, director of the organization’s Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health.