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India’s dubious distinction – tops world in pollution deaths with Delhi and Patna being the worst

Source: Nagpur Today, India, Date: October , 2017

Source: Nagpur Today, India, Oct 22, 2017:-   Pollution killed 25 lakh Indians in 2015. The highest in the world, even more than in China which is the country with the highest population. In China, the figure is 18 lakhs. In India, over 18 lakh lives were snuffed out by foul air alone as per a global panel of public health experts. Most of these deaths were caused by heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, triggered by pollution. Air pollution apart, water pollution killed nearly 6.46 lakh Indians. Other forms of pollution, including passive smoking and exposure to lead, resulted in the death of another 1.68 lakh people, according to the report published in the journal Lancet.

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