Clear the Air for Children

The effects of air pollution are diverse and devastating. This study, produced by UNICEF, found that around 300 million children currently live in areas where outdoor air pollution exceeds international guidelines by at least six times. A total of 2 billion children live in areas that exceed the WHO annual limit of 10 μg/m3. The effects on children are long lasting, impacting the health and wellbeing of children in low- and middle-income countries more.

This study breaks down key information and data on air pollution and its impact on children. It also examines the wider benefits of reducing air pollution, including combatting climate change and promoting economic growth.

Four key approaches to combatting air pollution and protecting children are provided. UNICEF also provides concrete examples on how to:

  1. Reduce air pollution
  2. Reduce of exposure
  3. Improve child health
  4. Improve policy and monitoring
Published 2016-12-12

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2016
Author(s)
Rees, Nicholas
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pdf, 100p.
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© United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) October 2016
Content Type
Reports
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ISBN: 978-92-806-4854-6

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Publication year
2016
Author(s)
Rees, Nicholas
Format
pdf, 100p.
Rights
© United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) October 2016
Content Type
Reports
Identifier
ISBN: 978-92-806-4854-6