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Breathing

Humans require air to breathe.

 

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Well-being Category

Existence 

 

How do ecosystem services contribute to this constituent of well-being?

 

All humans require air (of sufficient quality) to breathe.

Links to other publications and websites

US EPA - Air Quality

Sydney Morning Herald - Air Qualityl


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Table 1:The relative magnitude (to other ecosystem services) each ecosystem service contributes to Breathing.

Ecosystem Service Category Ecosystem Service 0
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Provisioning Services
Food products            
Water for Consumption            
Building and Fibre Resources            
Fuel Resources            
Genetic Resources for Cultivated Products            
Biochemical, medicinal and pharmaceutical resources            
Ornamental Resources            
Transport Infrastructure            
Regulating Services
Air Quality            
Habitable Climate            
Water Quality            
Arable Land            
Buffering Against Extremes            
Pollination            
Reduce Pests and Diseases            
Productive Soils            
Noise Abatement            
Cultural Services
Iconic Species            
Cultural Diversity            
Spiritual and Religious Values            
Knowledge Systems            
Inspiration            
Aesthetic Values            
Effect on Social Interactions            
Sense of Place            
Iconic Landscapes            
Recreational Opportunities            
Therapeutic Landscapes