Aug 30

Africa’s air pollution a health threat

Air pollution in various African countries is now as hazardous as well-known diseases like HIV/AIDS and malaria. The BBC reports that the University of Chicago’s “Air Quality Life Index” names countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, and Congo among the world’s top 10 polluted nations. Harmful fine particulate matter, like PM10 and PM2.5, is linked to respiratory issues, diabetes, and cancer as these particles can infiltrate the lungs and bloodstream.