Silent Suffocation in Africa

Author:
UNICEF
Publisher:
United Nations Children's Fund [Unicef] (New York)
Publication Date:
5 June 2019
Tags:
Africa, Children and Youth, Environment

Air pollution is a major killer of children, and accurately measuring air quality is the key to addressing this issue. However, there is a severe dearth of reliable ground-level air quality measurements in areas that are home to many of the world's children - particularly the poorest. This report, the first in a series, looks at Africa, where an estimated 6 per cent of children live near reliable, ground-level monitoring stations that provide real-time data on the quality of air they are breathing.


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