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How the world took action

Relive the live feed to see the celebrations from around the world.

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Thousands shared their voice and help us get the word out on air pollution

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See World Environment Day events that happened around the globe

What causes Air Pollution?

Air pollution may seem complex, but we can all do our part to reduce some of it. Understanding the different types of pollution, and how it affects our health and environment will help us take steps towards improving the air around us. Click on the icons to find out more about the main types of air pollution.

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BreatheLife mobilizes cities and individuals to protect our health and our planet from the effects of air pollution.