No fewer than 1.1 million people died across Africa in 2019 due to air pollution, with household air pollution driven largely by indoor cookstoves accounting for 700,000 fatalities, while increased outdoor air pollution claimed 400,000 lives.
The World Health Organization strengthened its air quality guidelines on Wednesday, saying air pollution was now one of the biggest environmental threats to human health, causing seven million premature deaths a year.
In a bid to curb COVID-19 pandemic, especially with the deadly third variant, experts have stressed the need to curb air pollution indoors.
In the process of mitigating the challenges of air pollution, a large number of Internet of Things (IoT)-related technologies have been developed to evaluate and monitor various parameters of air quality.
Serious pollution caused around 160,000 premature deaths in the world's five most populous cities last year, even as air quality improved in some places due to coronavirus lockdowns, an environmental group said Thursday.
Leading cardiovascular organisations have called for urgent action to reduce air pollution, which they identified as a key risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and a major contributor to global disease burden.
To ensure environmental sustainability in the country, the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, yesterday, unveiled the U.S. Consulate General’s reference-grade Air Quality Monitor.
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16 Mar 2020
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9 Jan 2020
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