New Evidence Led To WHO’s New Air Quality Standard

What is the news? The World Health Organization(WHO) released the Global Air Quality Guidelines(AQGs) recently. Why was a higher standard necessary? Since the last global update in 2005, there has been a marked increase in quality and quantity of evidence that shows how air pollution affects different aspects of human health. The evidence also shows… Continue reading New Evidence Led To WHO’s New Air Quality Standard

WHO’s new air quality standards underline the health-pollution link. It’s time policies take a holistic approach

Synopsis: India’s air quality standards were way short of WHO norms even before. The new thresholds will sharpen these differences. Introduction The World Health Organization (WHO) has released the Global Air Quality Guidelines (AQGs). These guidelines are not legally binding but advise to policymakers to shape their policies by prioritizing the health of the people. Read… Continue reading WHO’s new air quality standards underline the health-pollution link. It’s time policies take a holistic approach