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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Advocacy Hub partner EASST polls ‘Streets for Life’ support in target countries

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Support for low-speed ‘Streets for Life’ is significant across Eastern Europe and Central Asia, with more than three-quarters of the public supporting school zone road speeds of 30km/h or lower. The results are highlighted in new polling from FIA Foundation Advocacy Hub partner Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport (EASST), which is building momentum to secure policy change in the region.

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