A blanket of grey smog that blocks visibility, smarting, itchy eyes, and a tightness in the chest while breathing. Most of us are witness to these symptoms and effects of air pollution. But did you know that air pollution doesn’t just harm, it actually kills in the millions? That a pollutant called ‘PM25’ floats through air and penetrates deep into our lungs, causing cancer and heart disease?
Check this infographic for some dire statistics on how air pollution is causing havoc in our world, negatively impacting not just our health, but the global economy.
Infographic by – World Bank Group