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Must assess pollution impact: Centre to all ministries

Source: The Time of India, Date: March , 2017

The Time of India, New Delhi, Mar, 2017:The union environment ministry recently expressed doubts about international reports that link air pollution with mortality and recommended exercising caution in interpreting these studies. But now the union health ministry along with the World Health Organisation (WHO) is set to release a public declaration on the health impacts of air pollution. The "Delhi commitment on multi-sectoral action for addressing air pollution" in fact recommends air pollution impact assessment be made mandatory for all ongoing and new public policies of various ministries. It also recommends investment of "additional human and financial resources" to reduce exposure to air pollution, need to rapidly find ways to bring clean fuel and technologies to equip the poor to deal with impacts.

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