Monitoring Air Quality is an essential part of securing a sustainable future, as air pollution significantly impacts both the environment and human health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a staggering 90% of the global population breathes polluted air, leading to various health issues, including strokes, heart diseases, lung cancer, acute and chronic respiratory conditions. Understanding air quality data is imperative to assess the negative health impacts caused by pollution and its financial burden on healthcare systems like the NHS.

The start of the energy crisis saw energy spending in NHS England increase by 21%, making up more than 7% of the total budget in 2021/22. With much of the energy used in that year secured before wholesale price rises took effect, the impact of the record-high costs might be even more significant in 2022/23. To illustrate energy usage in the healthcare sector, NHS England uses almost half a per cent of all electricity generated in GB. Furthermore, health related activities are estimated to comprise of around 5% of the UK’s carbon emissions.

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Global Healthcare Experts announced as Grand Jury for Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award 2023 to be held in London