WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2019 | Let Asia Breathe Clean Air Again

Photo by Dudes Perez

2.3 billion people in Asia Pacific breathe polluted air.

Air pollution is one of the biggest health emergency in the Region today. It is aggravated by fossil fuel combustion and exposes all sectors of society - both rich and the poor, young and old - to hazardous levels of air quality that can cause death from stroke, lung cancer and heart disease.

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"Approximately 7 million people worldwide die prematurely each year from air pollution, with about 4 million of these deaths occurring in Asia-Pacific. World Environment Day 2019 will urge governments, industry, communities, and individuals to come together to explore renewable energy and green technologies, and improve air quality in cities and regions across the world."
—UN Environment

This #WorldEnvironmentDay2019, we call on Health Professionals and all sectors of society in Asia to unite for #HealthyAir, #BeatAirPollution and let the world breathe clean air again.



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