Study: Air pollution in India damages life expectancy

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Added On June 15, 2019

Now turning to India, where a study shows that air pollution in the country has brought down the life expectancy of Indians by 2.6 years.
 
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Air pollution in Indian cities has risen at an alarming rate over the past few years.
 
And now it is negatively affecting the life expectancy of Indians.
 
According to a new study by Indian thinktank, Centre for Science & Environment, deadly diseases caused by air pollution have brought down the life expectancy of Indians by 2.6 years, much higher than the global tally of reduced life expectancy by about 20 months. 
 
It says a vast majority of the air pollution related deaths in India are caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer.
 
Deaths due to air pollution have been a cause for concern in India.
 
A study published in the Lancet Planetary Health Journal last year said around 1.2 million deaths in India in 2017 could be attributed to air pollution.
 
The Indian government has launched a national plan, which aims to cut down the levels of air pollution in Indian cities.