Understanding Air pollution and its impacts on human health

Air pollution causes and exacerbates a number of diseases, ranging from asthma to pulmonary illnesses and heart disease. In accordance with recent estimates by the World Health Organization, exposure to air pollution is thus a more important risk factor for major noncommunicable diseases than previously thought. Air pollution is the largest contributor to the burden of disease from the environment. The impact of air pollution on human health is of growing concern as research unravels more links between several serious diseases among various age groups and air pollution.

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