Clear the Air for Children

Important measures to protect children from air pollution

Highlights

Using satellite imagery of outdoor air pollution, this study found that around 300 million children currently live in areas where outdoor air pollution exceeds international guidelines by at least six times. In total, around 2 billion children live in areas that exceed the World Health Organization annual limit of 10 μg/m3 (the amount of micrograms of ultra-fine particulate matter per cubic metre of air that constitutes a long term hazard).

Important measures to protect children from air pollution: 

  • Reduce pollution
  • Increase children's access to healthcare 
  • Minimize children's exposure
  • Monitor air pollution
Clear the Air for Children
Author(s)
UNICEF
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Languages
Chinese, English

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