1. In 2013, a report by Global Burden of Disease (GBD) said that outdoor air pollution was the 5th largest killer in India.
2. Nearly one lakh premature deaths happen annually due to air pollution in India.
3. According to a World Health Organisation (WHO) study, Delhi has surpassed Beijing and is currently the most polluted city in the world. This puts its people at a dangerous risk of respiratory diseases.
4. The air that school children in Delhi breathe is four times more toxic than the required safety limit.
5. Approximately 30 million people including children in India suffer from Asthma.
6. The air pollution levels in Delhi put its residents at the highest of risk of lung cancer.
To create awareness about air pollution in India, Greenpeace India has created a campaign for Delhi demanding the government to take prompt action.
Sign up for the petition here.