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First Long-term Air Pollution Monitoring in Togo Reveals Concerning Levels
Science

First Long-term Air Pollution Monitoring in Togo Reveals Concerning Levels

First Long-term Air Pollution Monitoring in Togo Reveals Concerning Levels For the first time, researchers have monitored air pollution in Lomé, the capital city of Togo in West Africa, over multiple years. The initial results, published on March 10, reveal that the city frequently experiences unsafe levels of air pollution. The study was led by researchers from Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the Université de Lomé. Researchers from Columbia University and Université de Lomé installed five sensors across the city of Lomé to monitor air pollution levels. Globally, air pollution is the fourth leading risk factor for premature death. I...