According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 621,138 people die from an air pollution-related disease each year in India.
While Delhi continues to be the most polluted city, the air in Delhi has an annual average of 122 µg/m3 of PM2.5 particles. That’s 12.2 times the WHO safe level.
With every breath, UNICEF also reports, children in India’s capital Delhi are suffering. Air pollution reports have indicated it hit record highs in the past weeks.
Some say it hit 999 micrograms of particulate matter per cubic meter in one neighborhood, compared to an average of between 150-350 in January 2016.
An estimated 4.41 million children in Delhi missed three days of school following a decision to close the city’s 5,798 schools to minimize the risk for children to be exposed to the polluted air.
Also, according to WHO, the air in India has an annual average of 62 µg/m3 of PM2.5 particles. That’s 6.2 times the WHO safe level.
It also reveals that the top illness caused in India by air pollution is Ischemic heart disease.
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