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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, @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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  • (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.