Kuwait launched on Monday the first International Conference on Applications of Air Quality in Science and Engineering to address air pollution issues.
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More than 100 air quality experts and researchers from 40 countries around the globe attended the three-day event.
Organized by the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), the gathering aims to support efforts to create a healthy, comfortable and productive environment by improving air quality through science and technology.
KISR director-general Samira Omar said air pollution is the largest environmental threat to health in the world as it causes the death of about 7 million people annually.
“WHO reports indicated that 9 out of 10 people breathe polluted outdoor air beyond acceptable levels set by the WHO guidelines,” she noted.
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