Only one in 100 breathe quality air - WHO

By Jamey Keaten
Updated April 4 2022 - 4:16pm, first published 4:12pm
Only one per cent of world's population breathe air that meets UN health agency's standards.

The UN health agency says nearly everybody in the world breathes air that doesn't meet its standards for air quality, calling for more action to reduce fossil-fuel use, which generates pollutants that cause respiratory and blood-flow problems and lead to millions of preventable deaths each year.