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The Human Right to Breathe Clean Air.

  • Report
  • Boyd DR; Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia, CA.
  • Annals of global health [Ann Glob Health] 2019 Dec 16; Vol. 85 (1), pp. 146. Date of Electronic Publication: 2019 Dec 16.
  • English
  • Five national academies of science and medicine-from Brazil, Germany, South Africa, and the United States-issued a powerful statement about air pollution's immense impacts on public health. The statement concluded that the evidence linking air pollution and adverse health effects is unequivocal, the costs are enormous and yet the problem is preventable. However it is insufficient to treat clean air as a policy objective. It must be regarded as a fundamental human right, related to the rights of life, health, and a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment. The human rights perspective changes everything, because governments have clear, legally enforceable obligations to respect, protect, and fulfill human rights.
    Competing Interests: The author has no competing interests to declare.
    (Copyright: © 2019 The Author(s).)
Additional Information
Publisher: Ubiquity Press Country of Publication: United States NLM ID: 101620864 Publication Model: Electronic Cited Medium: Internet ISSN: 2214-9996 (Electronic) Linking ISSN: 22149996 NLM ISO Abbreviation: Ann Glob Health Subsets: MEDLINE
Publication: 2018- : London : Ubiquity Press
Original Publication: Philadelphia, PA : Elsevier Inc., [2014]-
Date Created: 20191225 Date Completed: 20200928 Latest Revision: 20200928
20220902
PMC6923778
10.5334/aogh.2646
31871909

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