In a previous article on the Sistem Air blog, we wrote about the latest air quality report published by the WHO. According to the report, almost the entire world population (99%) breathes air that exceeds the air quality limits suggested by the WHO. Thus threatening their health.
The WHO report shows that construction is responsible for 39% of global pollution with construction waste (C&D), often toxic and harmful, accounting for more than 1/3 of all waste produced in Europe. There is also an increased risk of cancer in areas close to the cement industry. Construction is also responsible for 36% of global electricity consumption and 1/3 of global drinking water consumption; promoting climate change and removing 35 hectares per day of soil.
The findings have prompted the World Health Organisation to stress the importance of limiting the use of fossil fuels and taking other tangible measures to reduce air pollution levels.