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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


Click on an air quality monitoring station to see the station details


Did you know?

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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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Let’s use air purifiers with HEPA filters

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Read the 10 best practices to protect yourself from air pollution in Mongolia


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Protect Yourself

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

19 · Feb · 2020

Air pollution increases the potential health risks of COVID-19.


Mongolia’s air pollution crisis is the future of our cities.

16 · Dec · 2019

The only long-term solution to the air pollution crisis is a shift towards clean energy.


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.


Pollution Pushes Mongolia’s Herders to Reconsider City Life

16 · Dec · 2019

City life brings both opportunity and danger in Ulaanbaatar, where migrants from the countryside are reconsidering the benefits of staying in the polluted city.



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