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Sydney air pollution alert issued as temperature heads to 38C

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The air-quality forecast for Sydney’s metropolitan area on Tuesday is ‘poor’, denoting a score of 100-149 on the Air Quality Index. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

High ozone levels trigger air quality alert with health department warning asthma sufferers to be prepared and limit exposure

January 10, 2017 — An air pollution alert has been issued for Sydney residents due to a high level of ozone, already exceeding government standards for the entire year.  Continue reading Sydney air pollution alert issued as temperature heads to 38C

80% of world’s city dwellers breathing bad air

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AIR POLLUTION. Vehicles travel through a main thoroughfare during a smoggy day in Beijing, China, April 13, 2016. File photo by Wu Hong/EPA

WHO also discovers that air quality is generally improving in Europe and North America, but worsening in the Middle East and Southeast Asia

GENEVA, Switzerland (May 12, 2016) — Over 80% of the world’s city dwellers breathe poor quality air, increasing their risk of lung cancer and other life-threatening diseases, a new World Health Organization (WHO) report warned Thursday, May 12. Continue reading 80% of world’s city dwellers breathing bad air