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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 08 2014, @04:46PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 08 2014, @04:46PM (#40950)

    Wondering if this peak oil is real?
    maybe them buried oil-buckets are running dry and what
    they're pumping out now is the "junk" that has settled to the bottom
    over million of years?
    put that in a vehicle and it runs but with horrible pollution?