Report: Air Quality in Latin America – An Overview
The Clean Air Institute (CAI) presented in Mexico City in 2013 the state, the greatest challenges and recommendations related to air pollution in the region.
The report warns of the high levels of pollution that inhabitants are exposed to in Latin America and highlights that high concentrations, the lack of transparent monitoring activities and the existence of permissive regulations are the biggest challenges to overcome. With this report the CAI seeks to highlight the importance of the issue of air quality with respect to its high impact on public health and its relationship to international targets for climate change mitigation.
In Latin America and the Caribbean, at least 150 million people are exposed to air pollution above the limits recommended by the World Health Organization.