Air quality is important, pollution can impact human health and exposure to it can affect everyone. There are lots of ways to protect yourself from indoor and outdoor air pollution.
A combined action on air quality by medical societies and patient organisations
There is a pressing need for action on air quality, both in terms of awareness and education, and in order to take active measures to reduce pollution levels.
• Air quality in many countries is much worse than what WHO recommends in its current Air Quality Guidelines;
• Poor air quality has considerable health effects;
• For many vulnerable populations, not enough is being done;
• Patients, doctors and the public are not properly informed about the short- and long-term health effects of air pollution; and
• Patients and doctors lack knowledge on how to prevent the health effects of air pollution.
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