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Today is World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day.

Over 250 MILLION people ๐ŸŒ suffer from #COPD globally.

COPD is not curable, but treatment can relieve symptoms, improve quality of life and reduce the risk of death.

Itโ€™s time for #HealthForAll
@WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @WHOAFRO @pahowho @DrTedros @UN @UN_News_Centre DYK: Over 3 MILLION people died from #COPD in 2015 alone.

Over 9 out of 10 COPD deaths occur in lowยญ and middleยญ-income countries.
@WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @WHOAFRO @pahowho @DrTedros @UN @UN_News_Centre These are the main causes of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease:
๐Ÿ”ปTobacco smoking (including passive exposure) ๐Ÿšฌ
๐Ÿ”ปIndoor air pollution ๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐Ÿฅ˜
๐Ÿ”ปOutdoor air pollution ๐Ÿ™
๐Ÿ”ปOccupational dusts & chemicals ๐Ÿ— #COPD
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Today is #WorldPneumoniaDay.

#Pneumonia alone killed more than 800 000 children in 2017, accounting for 15% of all deaths of children under 5 years old.

Itโ€™s the single largest infectious cause of death in children ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ
@WHOAFRO @WHO_Europe @WHOWPRO @WHOSEARO @WHOEMRO @pahowho @DrTedros @UN #Pneumonia is a form of acute respiratory infection that affects the lungs. It can be caused by a number of infectious agents, including viruses, bacteria, or fungi. #WorldPneumoniaDay
@WHOAFRO @WHO_Europe @WHOWPRO @WHOSEARO @WHOEMRO @pahowho @DrTedros @UN #Pneumonia can be spread in a number of ways:
1โƒฃThe viruses & bacteria that are commonly found in a ๐Ÿง’'s ๐Ÿ‘ƒ or throat, can infect the lungs if they are inhaled
2โƒฃVia air-borne droplets from a cough or ๐Ÿคง
3โƒฃThrough blood, especially during & shortly after birth
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Lighting a fire to cook a meal ๐Ÿณ, light a home ๐Ÿ›‹๏ธ, heat a room ๐ŸŒก๏ธ.

For billions of people, these simple daily acts can turn the household into a dangerous place.

Exposure to household #AirPollution produced kills 3.8 million people each year.

@WHOSEARO @WHOAFRO @pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOWPRO @DrTedros @naokoy21 @DrMariaNeira @UN Over 3 billion people use polluting fuels & devices: wood, coal & dung in simple stoves for their daily cooking. The resulting household #AirPollution is the ๐ŸŒโ€™s single greatest environmental health risk.
Most of these people are poor, & live in low- & middle-income countries.
@WHOSEARO @WHOAFRO @pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOWPRO @DrTedros @naokoy21 @DrMariaNeira @UN These cooking practices are inefficient, and use fuels and technologies that produce high levels of household #AirPollution with a range of health-damaging pollutants, including small soot particles that penetrate deep into the lungs.
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9 out of 10 people around the ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŽ lives in places where air quality exceeds WHO guideline limits.

The lack of visible smog is no indication that air is healthy.

Across the ๐ŸŒ, cities & villages are seeing #AirPollution ๐Ÿ˜ท exceed the average annual values recommended by WHOโ€™s air quality guidelines.

Check how safe the air you breathe is:
DYK: 1/3 of deaths from:
-Lung cancer
-Heart disease are due to #AirPollution.

This is an equivalent effect to that of smoking ๐Ÿšฌ, & much higher than the effects of eating too much ๐Ÿง‚.

Health effects of air pollution are serious:
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Over 4 MILLION people dies every year as a result of exposure to outdoor #AirPollution ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ท

We need to stop this silent killer! It's time to #BreatheLife!

"Two weeks ago, 35 mayors pledged to deliver clean air for the more than 140 million people that live in their cities by signing the @c40cities Clean Air Declaration. There is a momentum and we need to build on that."-@DrTedros at the #CleanAirSummit #BreatheLife
@c40cities @DrTedros @cityoflondon @MayorofLondon @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @pahowho @WHOWPRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO "#AirPollution is already a crisis. If #London ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง alone reduces air pollution, it is not enough. Itโ€™s the joint actions that will help WHO in encouraging city by city, country by country to commit to the WHO Air Quality Guidelines"-@DrTedros at the #CleanAirSummit
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With all the challenges that children face, the air they breathe shouldn't be one of them.

#AirPollution threatens our health.

Clean air = healthy future ๐ŸŒ
9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air.

7 million people die every year from #AirPollution - both outdoor and household.

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#AirPollution threatens our health.
9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air. #BreatheLife
7 million people die every year from #AirPollution - both outdoor and household. #BreatheLife
Q: Who is most impacted by #AirPollution?
A: Children, women, and outdoor workers #BreatheLife
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If you are interested in #AirPollution and health scroll down this thread #AirQuality #BreatheLife
#AirPollution is considered the most important environmental risk causing 1 in 8 premature deaths. That counts 6.5 million per year.
At least 80% of the world population is exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution. Lack of #AirQuality data could cause underestimations
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