2019 WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY MARKED.
The World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment, which is marked every year on June 5th, 2019. The commemorations began in 1974.
The day involves raising awareness on emerging environmental issues from marine pollution, human overpopulation, global warming, sustainable consumption and wildlife crime.
The 2019 National celebrations to mark the World Environment Day, were held on Wednesday, 5th June, 2019, at the Railways Training Institute, Nairobi, under the theme: Air Pollution, A Silent Killer; and the slogan ‘Hewa Safi, Jukumu Letu’ (Clean Air, Our Responsibility. The Governor of Nairobi County, H.E. Hon. Mike Mbuvi Sonko, graced the occasion.
Air pollution critically affects the environment and human beings. Generally, air pollution is caused by presence of toxic substances in the atmosphere mainly produced by human related activities.
Approximately 7 million people are adversely affected annually due to air pollution related causes worldwide, 4 million of this population is from developing countries and further, approximately 13 million people suffer from diseases resulting from exposure to ambient (outdoor) air pollution and household exposure to smoke (cook stoves and fuels).
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