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Today is World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day.

Over 250 MILLION people 🌍 suffer from #COPD globally.

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

It’s time for #HealthForAll
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@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 low­ and middle­-income countries.

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@WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @WHOAFRO @pahowho @DrTedros @UN @UN_News_Centre These are the main causes of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease:
🔻Tobacco smoking (including passive exposure) 🚬
🔻Indoor air pollution 🔥 🥘
🔻Outdoor air pollution 🏙
🔻Occupational dusts & chemicals 🏗
bit.ly/2DobUz2 #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.

It’s the single largest infectious cause of death in children 🌎🌍

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@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.

bit.ly/2X7sJWL #WorldPneumoniaDay
@WHOAFRO @WHO_Europe @WHOWPRO @WHOSEARO @WHOEMRO @pahowho @DrTedros @UN #Pneumonia can be spread in a number of ways:
1⃣The viruses & bacteria that are commonly found in a 🧒's 👃 or throat, can infect the lungs if they are inhaled
2⃣Via air-borne droplets from a cough or 🤧
3⃣Through blood, especially during & shortly after birth
#WorldPneumoniaDay
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Lighting a fire to cook a meal 🍳, light a home 🛋️, heat a room 🌡️.

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.

👉bit.ly/2EhgO0O
@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 🌏’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. bit.ly/2EhgO0O
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9 out of 10 people around the 🌏🌍🌎 lives in places where air quality exceeds WHO guideline limits.

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

Across the 🌍, cities & villages are seeing #AirPollution 😷 exceed the average annual values recommended by WHO’s air quality guidelines.

Check how safe the air you breathe is: breathelife2030.org
DYK: 1/3 of deaths from:
-Stroke
-Lung cancer
-Heart disease are due to #AirPollution.

This is an equivalent effect to that of smoking 🚬, & much higher than the effects of eating too much 🧂.

Health effects of air pollution are serious: bit.ly/2q9Zcfj
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Over 4 MILLION people dies every year as a result of exposure to outdoor #AirPollution 😷😷😷😷

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 🇬🇧 alone reduces air pollution, it is not enough. It’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 🌍
#BreatheLife
9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air.
bit.ly/2m2PiNr

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

#BreatheLife
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#AirPollution threatens our health.
9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air.
bit.ly/2m2PiNr #BreatheLife
7 million people die every year from #AirPollution - both outdoor and household.
bit.ly/2m2PiNr #BreatheLife
Q: Who is most impacted by #AirPollution?
A: Children, women, and outdoor workers
bit.ly/2m2PiNr #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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