Almost everyone on Earth now breathes polluted air…

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(CNN) Almost everyone on Earth now breathes polluted air, according to an air quality map released Tuesday by the World Health Organization.

The interactive map, based on global air pollution data, confirms that 92% of the world’s population lives in places where outdoor air quality fails to meet WHO guidelines.

Air pollution particles found inside human brains

This is a concerning public health issue, as air pollution can harm your lungs, heart and even brain — with the potential to cause premature death, said Dr. Maria Neira, director of the organization’s Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health.

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