Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Air Pollution Kills

 Microscopic air pollution caused mostly by burning fossil fuels is reducing life expectancy by nearly 10 years in the India's capital, New Delhi, one of the most polluted cities in the world, says a study.

The study by Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC), released on Tuesday, said lung and heart disease caused by so-called PM2.5 pollution reduces life expectancy in the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar – home to 300 million people – by eight years.

Across South Asia, an average person would live five years longer if levels of fine particulate matter met World Health Organization standards, according to the Air Quality Life Index published by EPIC.

Worldwide, air pollution is shortening lives by more than two years, it said.

Pollution cuts life expectancy in India capital by 10 years: EPIC | Climate Crisis News | Al Jazeera

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