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:
- 29% of all deaths and diseases from lung cancer.
- 17% of all deaths and diseases from acute lower respiratory infection
- 24% of all the deaths from stroke
- 25% of all deaths and diseases from ischaemic heart diseases.
- 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 .