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In Focus

Clean Air in Every Breath

A new CCAC campaign on air pollution and health.

Beginning soon, the CCAC will launch a worldwide campaign to highlight air pollution, both indoor and outdoor, as a major cause of health problems. As the World Health Organization announced on March 25, air pollution is now the world's largest single enironmental health risk, causing approximately 7 million premature deaths worldwide in 2012.

The CCAC has always focused strongly on climate change as a major effect of emissions of short-lived climate pollutants, but no less important is disease. The newly constituted CCAC Health Task Force, led by the World Health Organization and the government of Norway, will lead the CCAC in raising the visibility of this important issue.

For more information on the CCAC and health: