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Air pollution: local contexts, universal effects

Air pollution is not only a major global environmental problem; it also represents the single largest environmental risk to health globally. As well as contributing to chronic illness, air pollution exposure kills an estimated 2 million people every year. Globally, within countries and within local communities, there are significant differences and inequalities in air pollution exposure and related health risks.

In what ways do cultural contexts matter in relation to health and air pollution? How might cultural contexts and interdisciplinary research inform international-, national- and community-level policy responses to air pollution and health? How can communities living with the highest levels of air pollution – for example, those living in informal settlements – be involved in research and policy-making to improve air quality?

This webinar is also Global Health Histories seminar 119.

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