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WHO: Air pollution kills 7 million each year

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>> A hazy day in Paris but smog like this doesn't just spoil the view. Air pollution killing 7 million people every year, according to a new report. The World Health Organization says that air is getting dirtier almost everywhere it looks.>> On average, the situation has deteriorated and increased the levels of air pollution by 8%.
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So, the situation is getting worse and we know that 80% of the population living in cities where we collect data on air pollution are exposed to very high levels of air pollution and therefore, resulting on diseases.>> Around the world more and more people are moving to big cities.
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That increases the number exposed to bad air but the WHO won't name the world's dirtiest city. It says it doesn't have data for every major conurbation but it says the biggest problems are in Asia.>> We know that there are several cities in China and several cities in India that are very much at the above the levels of pollution recommended by the air quality guidelines in WHO.
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And therefore, I think these two countries they need to do India and China, they need to do massive first because the situation at the moment is really bad for the population.>> Just one positive in the report.>> The WHO says more cities are now collecting data on air quality that should increase pressure to do something about it.