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[NEWS] WHO Data: Combating Air Pollution Necessary to Improve Health, Meet SDGs

世界衛生組織估計,每年約有700萬人死於接觸進入肺和心血管系統的污染空氣中的細顆粒。

在談到這些數據時,世衛組織總幹事Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus說,如果不採取行動來防治空氣污染,可持續發展是不可能的。

世衛組織的Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum指出,巴黎氣候變化協議基本上是“公共衛生協議,可能是本世紀最重要的公共衛生協議”。

WHO estimates that around seven million people die annually from exposure to fine particles in polluted air that enter the lungs and cardiovascular system.

Speaking about the data, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said sustainable development will not be possible without action to combat air pollution.

Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, WHO, noted that the Paris Agreement on climate change is fundamentally a “public health agreement, potentially the most important public health agreement of the century”.

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