Particulate pollution remained high even while Covid-19 slowed the global economy. At the same time, mounting evidence on the health impacts of pollution at low levels led to new guidelines that brought most of the world into the unsafe zone.
We are losing more than two years off of the average human life expectancy across the world due to particulate pollution. Yet, our investment in tackling air pollution lags far behind the scale of the problem, writes AQLI's Christa Hasenkopf
The New York Times opinion writer David Wallace-Wells featured the Air Quality Life Index (AQLI) and its latest report in a weekend essay on the threat of air pollution. In the piece, he pointed to the AQLI as the "gold standard on global air quality research" and called the Index a "remarkable and easy-to-use tool."
Our latest report from the Air Quality Life Index (AQLI) reveals the immense toll air pollution can have on life expectancy. This summer we’re breaking down the data into 10 easy-to-digest charts that uncover the most compelling findings. These findings show the severity of the problem, but also the benefits strong policies could bring to improve our health and lengthen our lives.
Follow us each week as we count down to our #1 chart, coming the week of International Clean Air Day on September 7th
The results of the latest AQLI report influence the National Human Rights Commission to issue a notice to the Union environment ministry over the impact of air pollution on the life expectancy of people.