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AIR POLLUTION IS AN
INVISIBLE KILLER

How is your city’s air impacting you?

The stories

Recent BreatheLife stories

London schools to be alerted on high pollution days

Schools will be alerted on high pollution days, allowing them to take precautionary measures to protect the health of children, among the most vulnerable populations to the health impacts of bad air quality. Train stations and bus stops already receive alerts from the office of the mayor of London, when pollution levels hit dangerous levels. […]

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China drawing up new “battle plan” for air pollution

China is drawing up a plan to continue the fight against its chronic air pollution problem after its previous five-year plan saw PM2.5 levels in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region plummet by over 25 per cent. The ultra-fine particles, a fraction the size of a human hair, penetrate deep into the lungs and enter the bloodstream, causing […]

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India announces plan to bring down air pollution from crop burning

India’s government has announced new measures to help cut air pollution from the burning of agricultural waste, a major contributor to regular air quality crises in the north of the country. The new measures, announced this month, offers subsidies for a range of machines that should remove the need for a farmer to set fire […]

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Ukraine cuts tax on electric vehicles amid strong demand

The Ukrainian Parliament has adopted a provisional exemption on value-added tax and excise tax for all electric vehicles for 2018 on a temporary pilot basis. A more comprehensive regulation is being developed to develop a sustainable environment for electric mobility in the country, including favourable conditions for investment opportunities in this market. The announcement follows […]

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London stays below pollution caps three weeks into 2018

It’s a record: London entered week three of 2018 without breaching legal air quality limits for the first time in 10 years, according to the Evening Standard. The city regularly breached the hourly pollution cap for nitrogen dioxide within the first few days of each new year for the past decade. The good news was […]

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The Issue

Air pollution causes 1 in 9 deaths. It is the biggest environmental health crisis we face.

We may not always see it, but air pollution is the cause of some of our most common illnesses.

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The Health & Disease Burden
36%

of lung cancer deaths

34%

of stroke deaths

27%

of heart disease deaths

35%

of COPD (pulmonary disease) deaths

Outdoor air pollution

Outdoor pollution causes an estimated 3 million premature deaths each year.

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Indoor air pollution

Indoor pollution causes an estimated 4.3 million premature deaths each year.

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The Solutions

Fortunately, we have solutions that are proven to work.

See how you can help combat air pollution.

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