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Echoing this year's theme "Beat Air Pollution", the organizer said the four-day event will be "zero carbon" as an estimated 721 tonnes of carbon dioxide produced while hosting the event will be offset by planting trees at the Saihanba forest farm in northern China's Hebei Province. Understanding the effects and taking relevant action are steps which will help to #BeatAirPollution.

"Air Pollution is a silent killer claiming millions of lives every year", Akshay Kumar said.

The State of India's Environment (SoE) Report found air pollution is responsible for 12.5 percent of all deaths in the country - painting a bleak picture of the environmental record of recent Indian governments.

Air pollution exposure is linked to increased hospitalisations, disability, and early deaths.

To find out more about how you can celebrate World Environment Day and get involved in beating air pollution, you can visit the Wednesday website here. In India, for example, ambient and household air pollution was attributed to some 1.2 million deaths in 2017, according to a study in The Lancet. Photochemical smog is another form of air pollution caused by the reaction of solar radiation with airborne pollutant mixtures, Nitrogen Oxides and hydrocarbons. India is among the most polluted countries in the world. The health risks associated with particulate matter smaller than 10 and 2.5 microns in diameter (PM10 and PM2.5) are of particular public health relevance. In children, this could include reduced lung growth and function, respiratory infections and aggravated asthma.

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I knew it would be hard from the beginning of the year, but I think it was more hard than I anticipated and he anticipated. Nothing about it will be very relaxing for Ainge, but he sounds ready for any challenge that lies ahead.

Aside from the AHP Programme, Asean also has an initiative to reduce greenhouse emissions from peatland fires through the Asean Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution.

We often can not see "Air pollution" though it is all around us. A widely distributed network of informal workers use crude methods like open burning to extract reusable components and precious metals such as silver, gold, titanium and palladiumgenerating toxic gases which pose severe health and environmental consequences.

"To improve air quality, we must know our enemy".

"Today, we face an equally urgent crisis".

Outside their homes, 60 per cent said they turn off the vehicle engine when idle with 58 per cent keeping it properly tuned, while 49 per cent said they reduce individual auto use by opting for vehicle pools or public transport. The very worst air quality is found in homes where solid fuels are used for cooking. An important fact about air pollution is that we cannot ask everyone to stop breathing to tackle air pollution, but we can made amends on the quality of air we breathe.

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