CHI Director and Co-Director quoted in Forbes and WAPO articles on new air pollution study

Dr. Susan Anenberg, GWSPH; Dr. Neelu Tummala, GW SMHS

March 7, 2023

Air pollution

A recent study published in Lancet Planetary Health estimates that over 99% of the global population is exposed to unhealthy levels of fine particulate matter (PM2.5). Almost all parts of the world have annual PM2.5 concentrations that exceed the World Health Organization's recommended air quality guidelines, with only 0.001% of the population, or about 1 out of every 1,000 people, breathing air that is considered 'safe'. CHI Director, Dr. Susan Anenberg, and CHI Co-Director, Dr. Neelu Tummala, were quoted in the following articles on this new study: