One in eight deaths in India in 2017 due to air pollution: Study

One in eight deaths in India in 2017 due to air pollution: Study

One in every eight deaths in India last year could be attributed to air pollution, which now contributes to more disease burden than smoking, according to a study published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal. The states which recorded the highest exposure to particulate matter PM 2.5 were Delhi, Haryana and Punjab. The estimates show that India, which accounts for 18 per cent of the global population, recorded a 26 per cent of the global premature deaths and disease burden due to air pollution.

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