Caribbean air is in crisis. Turned into a noxious soup by vehicle emissions, cruise ship fumes, burning waste and industrial pollutants, air quality is the next frontier in the battle for better health. According to the United Nations, there are almost 14,000 premature deaths in the Caribbean each year caused by air pollution. Around the globe, bad air has become one of the biggest killers on the planet with the World Health Organisation linking this type of pollution to higher rates of cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. It’s also been tied to premature birth rates and neurological disorders in children.