Our Mission

Air Quality

Let’s combat air pollution together to improve health and wellbeing for all.

Air pollution kills seven million people worldwide every year

Action is needed to tackle this public health emergency and provide air quality for all

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Indoor air is 5 times more polluted than the air outside.

The air in your home can be 5 times more polluted than the air outside and yet we spend 90% of our time indoors. Air pollutants enter our homes and can easily linger causing damage to our health and wellbeing. We spend many hours indoors breathing these pollutants in without enough fresh air. Studies have found that children’s rooms are often the most polluted room in the home with some of the highest concentrations of harmful substances.

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Deaths every year are caused by air pollution.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 7 million people die every year from exposure to fine particles in polluted air that penetrate into our lungs and cardiovascular system. This causes diseases including stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and respiratory infections, including pneumonia. There is also evidence to suggest air pollution increases mortality rates in COVID-19.

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People worldwide breathe air containing high levels of pollutants.

90% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality exceeds WHO guideline limits. WHO recognises that air pollution is a critical risk factor for non-communicable diseases (NCDs). These cause an estimated 24% of all adult deaths from heart disease, 25% of deaths from stroke, 43% from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and 29% from lung cancer. Many air pollution-related deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.

Our Impact

Air pollution is a hidden killer. Our aim at Air Quality Allowance is to fight for better air quality for all.

Clean air is a necessity for good health and wellbeing. Poor air quality can harm our health and the environment in which we live. From smog hanging over cities to smoke inside the home, air pollution poses a major threat to our health and our climate.

Major outdoor pollution sources include vehicles, power generators, building heating systems, agriculture, waste incinerators and other heavy industries. In addition, more than 3 billion people worldwide rely on polluting technologies and fuels (including biomass, coal and kerosene) for household cooking, heating and lighting. These all release smoke into the home and pollutants leak outdoors.

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Together we can make things happen

Our Programmes

Air Quality Alliance promotes research and the development of new technologies, and aims to influence changes in air quality.

Our Partners

We work closely with our partners to improve global health and wellness and create economic opportunity and growth for all parties.

Our Team

With an ever-growing team of individuals, businesses and communities we promote positive changes in order to reduce air pollution.

“We have created a platform that allows organisations and research institutes to cooperate. In this way we can provide new solutions and promote technologies to improve air quality.”

Antonio Cianci – President of Air Quality Alliance.

Get Involved

Let’s take action and improve air quality for everyone.

We need to work together in order to achieve healthier air and a more sustainable environment. If you would like to support us in our quest for cleaner air please visit our Get Involved page.