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Air Quality and Human Health, a Priority for Joint Action

By Dr Joy Shumake-Guillemot (WHO/WMO Joint Climate and Health Office), Liisa Jalkanen (WMO Secretariat) and Heather Adhair-Rohani (WHO), 2014

Air quality, weather and climate, and human health are closely linked. These interdependencies are becoming ever more evident and health professionals ever more reliant on meteorological and climate services to help anticipate and manage the health risks of poor air quality. Over the last century, poor air quality has become a critical environmental, economic, and health problem around the world as industrial growth and economic development have caused massive increases in air pollutants.

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