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WHO Press Conference
Date: 7 May 2014
11:00 - 11:45
Organization: WHO
Location: Room III
Subject: WHO to launch air quality and health database, covering 1600 cities. The 2014 WHO Air Quality global database (updated from the 2011 edition) covers almost 1600 cities in 91 countries, highlighting air pollution levels and trends. The database shows the cities where air pollution and the related health risks are highest. It follows last month’s release of information on the global health impact of indoor and outdoor air pollution.



WHO to launch air quality and health database, covering 1600 cities.

The 2014 WHO Air Quality global database (updated from the 2011 edition) covers almost 1600 cities in 91 countries, highlighting air pollution levels and trends. The database shows the cities where air pollution and the related health risks are highest. It follows last month’s release of information on the global health impact of indoor and outdoor air pollution.
  • Dr Maria Neira, WHO Director for Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health
  • Dr Carlos Dora, Coordinator, Interventions for Healthy Environments, WHO Dept for Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health
  • Sophie Bonjour, Scientist, Evidence and Policy on Environmental Health, WHO Dept for Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health


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