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WHO: 9 in 10 People Breathe Bad Air

More than 90 percent of the world’s population is exposed to excessive air pollution, which contributes to a number of health problems, according to a new report from the World Health Organization.

New data released Tuesday by the U.N. health watchdog shows that the problem is most prevalent in large cities, but people may be surprised to find out how bad the air quality is in rural areas.

It “is enough to make all of us extremely concerned,” said Maria Neira, director of the WHO public health and environment department. “It is a public health emergency. Fast action to tackle air pollution read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com