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WHO revises air quality guidelines for first time since 2005

 

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  • According to WHO, through tightened guidelines, it hopes to spur countries toward clean energy and prevent deaths and illness caused by air pollution. 
  • The new recommendations particularly target pollutants including particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide, both of which are found in fossil fuel emissions.
  • WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that air pollution kills at least seven million people prematurely each year.