Air pollution, health, and human rights

The activities of human beings contaminate the air with toxic pollutants. Air pollution has both short-term and long-term adverse effects, and contributes to non-communicable diseases.1 The Forum of International Respiratory Societies2 note that “breathing unhealthy air is a cause or contributor to most respiratory conditions”. Globally, greenhouse gas pollution has contributed to climate change, which has serious direct and indirect consequences for human and environmental health.

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Authors: Jonathan M. Samet, Sofia Gruskin
Published By: The Lancet
Date: October 22, 2014
Publication Link: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanres/article/PIIS2213-2600(14)70145-6/fulltext