Air Pollution has cut Life Expectancy Globally – Experts
Experts have said that air pollution has so far cut the life expectancy of the entire global population by nearly two years.
According to assessment by the Energy Policy institute at the University of Chicago, poor air quality is the greatest risk to human health.
The experts warn that as the world races to find a vaccine to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control, air pollution will continue to cause billions of people to lead shorter and sicker lives across the globe.
Speaking to Crooze Fm Dr. Brain Besiga, a General Practitioner says air pollution is indeed a world silent killer, caused mostly by pollution that comes from the use of charcoal, emissions from factories, in door spraying, use of cooking stoves which affects the respiratory system subsequently causing lung disease.
He says preventing air pollution requires a collective effort from policy makers, the public and government, advising the general public to do much of the cooking outside, avoid burning bushes, while the government is urged to stop importation of second cars that produce dangerous emissions.