Air Pollution

Air pollution is a known and documented health hazard causing millions of premature deaths every year due to increased mortality from stroke, heart and pulmonary diseases. While the reduction of air pollution can only be achieved through global governmental and intergovernmental actions tackling urban transit, building heating systems, industry, and polluting fuels, the UN Medical Directors have developed a set of Air Quality Index (AQI) levels-based guidelines to assist country offices’ management, HR, and building specialists in implementing concrete measures to reduce the exposure of UN employees to this hazard at the workplace. There are also day to day measures that each of us can take to minimize exposure, be it at work, outdoors, in transit, and at home.