WHAT'S IN THE AIR WE BREATHE?
The quality of the air we breathe is seriously affected by industrial activities and the open burning of biomass and fossil fuels.
The release of particulate matter (PM) from biomass burning is one of the main air pollutants in different Latin American countries. Only in Argentina, more than one million hectares were burned in 2020 and a total of 95% of the fires were caused by humans.
Air pollution causes 7 million deaths per year from respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, making it a major source of public health risk.
AIR POLLUTION KILLS EVERY YEAR: