Efforts to tackle #air #pollution should focus on #accountability (Lancet Resp Med., summary)

[Source: The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, full page: (LINK). Summary, edited.]

Efforts to tackle air pollution should focus on accountability

The Lancet Respiratory Medicine

Published: June 11, 2019 / DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2213-2600(19)30177-8

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World Environment Day, held on June 5, 2019, emphasised that health-care providers identify improvements in air quality as a public health priority. However, is the same focus seen among other groups, such as industry, governments, and individuals? Efforts by stakeholders, including policy makers, to improve air quality are gradually being implemented, but it is not always clear whether these efforts are meeting the recommended environmental and health standards, or being robustly monitored, or whether those responsible for delivering these standards will be held accountable should they not be met.

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Keywords: Environmental Pollution; Public Health.

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