Outdoor Pollution is a major cause of death and disease globally . The health effects range from increased hospital admissions and emergency room visits , to increased risk of premature death.

An estimated 4.2 million premature deaths globally are linked to outdoor air pollution , mainly from heart disease , chronic  disease , lung cancer , and acute respiratory infections in childrens.

Worldwide outdoor pollution accounts for:

  1. 29% of all deaths and diseases from lung cancer.
  2. 17% of all deaths and diseases from acute lower respiratory infection
  3. 24% of all the deaths from stroke
  4. 25% of all deaths and diseases from ischaemic heart diseases.
  5. 43% of all deaths and diseases from chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases.

Maternal exposure to outdoor air pollution is associated with adverse birth outcomes, such as low birth weight , pre-term birth and small gestational age births.Emerging evidence also suggests outdoor air pollution may affect diabetes in childrens ,with the growing evidence , the burden of disease from outdoor air pollution is expected  to greatly increase .


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