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‘Clean air is a human right’ | World Health Organizatoin

On the closing of the three-day global conference on air pollution and health by the World Health Organization, Director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO said that the every human is entitled to breathe clean air.

The First WHO Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health that ended in Geneva invited countries and partners to work together to fight air pollution and emphasised that without political interventional, making progress would be difficult.

WHO reports highlighted that children are exposed to harmful chemicals through food, water, air and products around them. Photo: HT

7 million people die of air pollution every year globally.

“Our dream is a world free of air pollution. To get there, we need to set an aspirational goal to reduce the number of deaths from air pollution by two-thirds by 2030,” said Ghebreyesus in his closing speech. “We are eager to hear the views of countries and partners on this target, and we need to do more work together on the scientific foundation for it,” he added.

Source: Clean air is a human right: WHO

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