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, 2014
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Release of Report: On the Edge

Source: Toxics Link, Date: , 2014

Toxics Link released the report “On the Edge” which examines polluting industrial sites in the entire Delhi NCR region. 51 sites located in and near national capital Delhi were examined during this study, on parameters such as: industrial processes, use of chemicals, discharge and emissions, disposal methods, and occupational health & safety. Many of them were found to be populated with unauthorized industrial activities and were in or close to residential areas. 18 of these sites, which spread from Samaypur and Badli in the north to Mayapuri and Okhla in the south; and Nazafgarh in the northwest to Mandoli in east, failed on most parameters, and were found to be causing unacceptable environmental impacts.

Notably, Delhi is one of the most polluted cities in the world, and according to World Health Organization (WHO) about a quarter of all diseases are caused due to prolonged exposure to environmental pollution.

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