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Right to Breathe

Air pollution is a story we can end, starting with the most polluted city in the world–Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Understand the public health crisis, the causes, and the complexity of air pollution issues and learn about what YOU can do about it.

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Air Quality in Mongolia

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Students affected by traffic pollution experience a drop in test scores, an increase in behavioral incidents and more absences.
– Heissel et al., 2019 (NBER)

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40% lower lung function was observed in children living in the city compared to those living in rural areas
– Bankole et al., 2017 (NCBI)

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Make sure to wear filtered anti-air pollution masks

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COVID-19, News, Protect Yourself

Coronavirus and air pollution in Mongolia: What You Need to Know

19 · Feb · 2020

Air pollution exacerbates the potential health risks of COVID-19, making Mongolia more vulnerable to the already deadly virus should an outbreak occur.

COVID-19, News

A Summary of Covid-19 Relief and Support Received by Mongolia

05 · Aug · 2020

Mongolia has received nearly USD 562.4million in grants and loans from local and international organizations for Covid-19 response needs.

News, Reduce Pollution

From Organized Demonstration to Non-profit Organization: The Origin of Breathe Mongolia — Clean Air Coalition

15 · Sep · 2020

Breathe Mongolia was created in response to an issue. Yet, the very dawn of Breathe Mongolia’s genesis was not in Mongolia, but in Times Square, NYC.


Mongolia’s Capital Banned Coal To Fix Its Pollution Problem. Will It Work?

15 · Dec · 2019

With the air pollution problem worsening, many are hopeful that a ban on coal will help improve the situation.



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