A GLOBAL HEALTH CRISIS
Air pollution affects more than just our climate. It hits closer to home, affecting our health more than we think. In a report by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2018, it was highlighted that 9 out of 10 people breathed air which contained high level of pollutants and microscopic particles¹, which can slip past the body’s defenses.
“around 7 million people die every year from exposure to fine particles in polluted air.” – WHO, 2018
Penetrating deep into the respiratory and circulatory system, these particles may cause respiratory infections such as pneumonia and increases the risk for diseases like stroke, heart disease, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease².