NCD Alliance
A breath of fresh air <
Published 29th October 2018
Author NCD Alliance


Air pollution is the world’s largest single environmental health risk, and a leading risk factor for NCDs. According to the WHO, air pollution causes 7 million deaths every year worldwide. Of these deaths, about 80% are from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), making the number of NCD deaths due to air pollution comparable to mortality due to tobacco use. Air pollution negatively affects quality of life for all, and in particular for billions of people around the world living with NCDs. 

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