Towards Better and Healthier Air Quality: Implementation of WHO 2021 Global Air Quality Guidelines in Asia

Huiling Ouyang, Xu Tang, Rajesh Kumar, Renhe Zhang, Guy Brasseur, Ben Churchill, Mozaharul Alam, Haidong Kan, Hong Liao, Tong Zhu, Emily Ying Yang Chan, Ranjeet Sokhi, Jiacan Yuan, Alexander Baklanov, Jianmin Chen, Maria Katherina Patdu

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Abstract

Air pollution is estimated to contribute to approximately 7 million premature deaths, of which around 4.5 million deaths are linked to ambient (outdoor) air pollution (Murray et al. 2020). The deaths attributed to air pollution rank the highest in the Asian Region and thus the implementation of the stricter World Health Organization (WHO) Global Air Quality Guidelines (AQGs) released on 22 Sep 2021 will generate the greatest health benefits in the Asian region. Here we present some key messages and recommendations at national, regional, and global level to promote the strategies for implementation of the ambitious WHO 2021 AQGs in the Asian region.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E1696–E1703
Number of pages8
JournalBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Volume103
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2022

Keywords

  • Air Quality
  • WHO guidelines
  • Asia

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