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Rapid Urbanisation in Africa is Worsening Air Pollution Levels  

It is the second leading risk factor for death across Africa, contributing to an estimated 1.1 million deaths on the continent in 2019. The continent has an urban population of over 500 million. This is projected to be over 700 million by 2026. In the face of such enormous numbers and a seemingly insurmountable problem, it can feel difficult for ordinary people to protect themselves or make a difference. Research shows many strategies are possible. They have drawn up a list of suggestions, divided into three categories: practical tips to reduce exposure, how to keep your community air quality cleaner and, lastly, what steps policy makers can take.