Poor air quality day in Seoul, South Korea
"Air Pollution is One of World's Biggest Public Health Issues” _Techtimes
Air pollution is one of the world's biggest problems and most developing countries suffer from extremely high levels of air pollution. It is especially prevalent in urban cities, which have more difficulty with natural ventilation. Poor air quality is dangerous for our health and results in skin and lung cancers. "According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is the biggest environmental health risk with around 3.7 million premature deaths worldwide per year” (Techtimes). Of course, in the long-term, governments and individuals should make lasting changes to improve global air quality. However, until then, self-protection is a priority.
But having clean air will cost you
As demand for purifiers increases, premium air purifiers appear on the market and make people who cannot afford them feel undervalued. Although, air purifiers are essential to a person’s health, not everyone can easily access them. In other words, air pollution widens the inequality between rich and poor.