Exhaust from airplanes cause 2,000 deaths annually while emissions from the energy and industrial sectors and pollution originating from Europe bring the overall total up to 19,000 deaths per year in Britain.
Wildfires, peat fires and controlled burns on farming lands kill hundred thousands of people worldwide each year.
The European Respiratory Society’s Annual Congress in Amsterdam, forecasts that Belgium, France, Spain and Portugal will see the biggest climate induced increase in ozone related deaths over the next 60 years.
The Philippine government and the private sector are in concerted efforts to improve the quality of the air the people breathe, air pollution continuous to be a serious threat to the environment and the health of millions of Filipinos.
There are about 154 million Americans pose a threat to their health due to air pollution, according to American Lung Association (ALA).
The Asian Green City Index, conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit and commissioned by the German company Siemens AG, examined the environmental performance of 22 Asian cities in eight categories, including energy, land use, transport, waste, water and air quality.
A study conducted by the Manila based Institute showed that the yield of the IR8 rice variety also known as “miracle rice” had dropped to 7 tons per hectare from yields of 9.5 to 10.5 tons per hectare when it was first introduced.
Environmentalists say that existing trees in cities cannot ease the air pollution emitted by vehicles, factories and other industrial establishments.