Smoke signals aren’t clearing the air
Spikes in smoky-coal emissions have brought the issue back to the fore, yet plans to tackle the problem are mired in legal threats and enforcement difficulties
“Air pollution kills seven million people each year.”
These stark words were the opening remarks of Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at the first World Health Organisation air pollution and health conference last year.
“About three billion people continue to use smoky, polluting stoves and fuels inside their homes for cooking and heating,” the WHO director general said.
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