Air pollution, The Largest Environment Risk Factor
PUBLISHED ON: December 8, 2017 | Duration: 2 min, 26 sec
The Global Burden of Disease study pinned outdoor air pollution as the fifth largest killer in India after high blood pressure, indoor air pollution, tobacco smoking, and poor nutrition. About 6.2 lakh early deaths occurred in India from air pollution-related diseases in 2010. 10 of the world's most polluted cities are in India. Exposure to vehicular pollution during pregnancy damages the fetus's lungs.