A new World Health Organization report said that around 90 percent of the world's children are breathing toxic air.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is staging its first global conference on air pollution at its head office in Geneva, Switzerland.
To kick off the conference, WHO released its in-depth report in the catastrophic dangers if air pollution.
In its report, WHO says around 90 percent of the world's children are breathing toxic air.
Experts from around the world participate in the conference, which features an urgent call for action.
The report says air pollution kills an estimated 600,000 children every year and causing symptoms ranging from loss of intelligence to obesity and ear infections but there is a limited amount parents can do.
TRT World spoke to WHO's Christian Lindmeier.