Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health

A conference is being held by the WHO in Geneva (30.10.-01.11.) in collaboration with other international actors from the UN and national health ministers on the topic of air pollution. This is considered a particularly serious health problem, as 93% of the world’s children under the age of 15 years breathe an air with poor quality. This is damaging their cognitive development and they may have a greater risk for chronic diseases and cardiovascular diseases later in life.