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.
|Journal||Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 2022|
- Air Quality
- WHO guidelines