Asset Publisher

Urban Planning, Environment and Health

7 Ways Air Pollution Hinders Your Health

Outdoor air pollution was recently classified as carcinogenic to humans by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)­the World Health Organisation's specialized cancer agency. This was done after experts concluded that there is sufficient scientific evidence to support the association between such pollution and cancer. For the last 20 years, researchers at CREAL, an ISGlobal Alliance research centre, have been studying the effects of pollution on adults and children with a view to improving the public health of the population as a whole.

This infographic illustrates the 7 ways pollution negatively affects our health.

Download PDF