Air Pollution

Air pollution can increase the threat posed by COVID-19

According to WHO data, outdoor air pollution causes 4.2 million premature deaths a year Image: UNSPLASH/Ella Ivanescu

Johnny Wood

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Visible air pollution in Shanghai.
Human activity is responsible for much of the poor air quality in polluted cities. Image: UNSPLASH/Photoholgic

A chart showing how many people die from air pollution per year.
The WHO estimates that air pollution claims 7 million lives prematurely each year. Image: Our World in Data

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