Air pollution and environmental risk to health and the environment

Air pollution continues to be the biggest environmental risks to health and the environment, and contributes the most to fatality and disability in the Western Balkans!

Outdoor air pollution is defined as the presence of one or more substances in the air where their concentration exceeds the permitted limits.

In 2019, 99% of the world’s population was living in places where the WHO air quality guidelines levels were not met

The most common air pollutants of ambient air include:

Particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5); Ozone (03);

Nitrogen dioxide (NO2); Carbon monoxide (CO);

Sulphur dioxide (SO2).

For more information about these pollutants and their impact on human health, see below!

“United for Clean Air” is a project implemented by Let’s Do it Peja and funded by the European Union.