An investigation of air pollution on the decks of 4 cruise ships

Thursday January 24, 2019

More than 30 million people worldwide are expected to go on a cruise in 2019.

These cruise passengers and staff may be exposed to concerning levels of air pollution that could impact their health.

A new investigative report released today details the shocking findings of a two-year study exposing extremely poor air quality on four Carnival Corporation ships that can be worse than some of the world’s most polluted cities including Beijing, China and Santiago, Chile.

The report, titled “An investigation of air pollution on the decks of 4 cruise ships” was authored by Dr. Ryan Kennedy, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study was commissioned by international environmental organization Stand.earth.

Read the press release: Investigation: Air quality on Carnival Corp cruise ships can be worse than some of world’s most polluted cities