HEI: 95%+ of world’s population live in areas of unhealthy air
Green Car Congress
APRIL 18, 2018
Air pollution is the leading environmental cause of death worldwide according to the State of Global Air 2018 , the annual report and interactive website published by the Health Effects Institute (HEI). Ozone, another important component of outdoor air pollution, whose levels are on the rise around the world, contributed to 234,000 deaths from chronic lung disease. coal, wood, and dung) for cooking and heating. million early deaths from outdoor air pollution in 2016.