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posted by n1 on Wednesday May 07 2014, @11:17PM   Printer-friendly
from the not-holding-my-breath--oh-wait dept.

Air pollution in many of the worlds cities is breaching guidelines set by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Its survey of 1,600 cities in 91 countries revealed that nearly 90% of people in urban centres breathe air that fails to meet levels deemed safe.

The WHO says that about half of the world's urban population is exposed to pollution at least 2.5 times higher than it recommends.

Air quality was poorest in Asia, followed by South America and Africa.

 
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  • (Score: 2) by mendax on Thursday May 08 2014, @12:12AM

    by mendax (2840) on Thursday May 08 2014, @12:12AM (#40749)

    I live next to a major east-west Interstate highway. I'm already on death's door no doubt from all that diesel exhaust and tire dust put out by all the traffic.

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    It's really quite a simple choice: Life, Death, or Los Angeles.
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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 08 2014, @12:29AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 08 2014, @12:29AM (#40760)

    Cough, cough ... cough cough. I wonder if it‘s worth investing in an air filter. Cough cough cough cough. Sneeze.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 08 2014, @01:02AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 08 2014, @01:02AM (#40771)

    Don't despair, the economic activity after the coming war will be so low that the air will be squeaky clean, albeit a bit radioactive.

    • (Score: 2) by mendax on Thursday May 08 2014, @03:02AM

      by mendax (2840) on Thursday May 08 2014, @03:02AM (#40798)

      Well, that is a positive. A pleasant prospect to look forward to.

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      It's really quite a simple choice: Life, Death, or Los Angeles.
      • (Score: 2) by davester666 on Thursday May 08 2014, @04:10AM

        by davester666 (155) on Thursday May 08 2014, @04:10AM (#40808)

        Yes, the future will be bright. Possibly even glowing.