Almost everyone is aware of the hazards of air pollution. Clean air is intrinsically attached to the concept of a healthy life, and will always be essential to being able to live life with less ailments. Now, Distance Learning has created an infographic that will explain some important factors regarding air pollution.
According to the infographic, it is not only outdoor air pollution that is affecting people but also indoor air pollution. In fact, more people in developing countries suffer premature deaths thanks to the indoor air pollution that live with. Meanwhile, 1.3 million deaths per year are approximated worldwide thanks to urban outdoor air pollution.
Breathing in poor-quality air can lead to increases in heart disease, strokes, and general ER visits for respiratory ailments. Life expectancy is actually diminished in those who live within metropolitan areas by 2-3 years thanks to air pollution. Meanwhile, doctors and researchers have found those who live in purer air general suffering from less ailments overall.
Over 131.8 million citizens live within areas of the world that are considered an “F-rated” country
when it comes to ozone and/or particle pollution. And the infographic points out that 90% of all cancer risks that are associated with poor air is stemming from inhaling air pollution caused by gas/coal burning transportation sources.
Simply by cutting air pollution through green initiatives, the world can be saved $2 trillion annually by 2020. The savings stems directly from 230,000 deaths prevented per year, along ER and doctor visits.
Distance Learning released the infographic to expose the clear problem with air quality in the world. Positions that take on such world ailments as air pollution can be attained through DistanceLearning.com, wherein one can gain the skills and ability to take on environmental problems that cover a range of issues, including air quality control.