WHO updates global air quality guidelines

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has updated its Global Air Quality Guidelines (AQGs) to identify the levels of air quality necessary to protect public health worldwide. The guidelines focus on so-called ‘classical pollutants’ - particulate matter (PM₂.₅ and PM₁₀), ozone (O₃), nitrogen dioxide (NO₂), sulfur dioxide (SO₂) and carbon monoxide (CO) - and has lowered the limits for these pollutants based on the increasing evidence of the impact of particular pollutants on health.

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Action to reduce air pollution receives less than 1% of government development assistance says new Clean Air Fund report, supported by FIA Foundation

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Development funding for projects tackling air pollution accounts for less than 1% of total aid spending worldwide, despite a 153% rise in deaths caused by outdoor air pollution in aid recipient countries between 1990 and 2019, says new Clean Air Fund research, supported by the FIA Foundation.

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