On June 5th, is being celebrated the World Environment Day, that in 2019 will have China as the host country, and with the main theme “Defeating air pollution”.
The UN (United Nations) has brought important information about the subject, for example, that approximately 7 million people in the world die prematurely every year due to air pollution, with about 4 million of those deaths occurring in Asia.
Another serious problem is that nine out of ten people worldwide are exposed to levels of air pollutants that exceeds those considered safe by the World Health Organization.
In addition to affecting human health, several other problems are linked to the excess of pollutants, such as global warming.
In order to combat this pollution, some actions can be taken, such as: turning off lights that are not being used, checking energy efficiency ratings on appliances, not burning garbage, among others.
For those interested in more information, the event’s official website provides details, guides, and many files with data, campaign details and how to contribute to the cause.