Campaigners troubled by WHO delay of tougher air pollution guidelines
The World Health Organization (WHO) has postponed the publication of new guidelines for tougher limits for air pollution, New Scientist has learned.
The guidelines are expected to be highly influential in how countries around the world act to clean up dirty air, a public health crisis that kills millions annually. Campaigners say the delay is troubling and risks pushing back strong action on air pollution.
The WHO’s current limits on air quality, first set in 2005, are considered the gold …