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6 Facts About Air Pollution In India That Will Literally Take Your Breath Away

Delhi is the currently most polluted city in the world, surpassing Beijing.

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1. In 2013, a report by Global Burden of Disease (GBD) said that outdoor air pollution was the 5th largest killer in India.

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2. Nearly one lakh premature deaths happen annually due to air pollution in India.

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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.

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4. The air that school children in Delhi breathe is four times more toxic than the required safety limit.

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5. Approximately 30 million people including children in India suffer from Asthma.

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6. The air pollution levels in Delhi put its residents at the highest of risk of lung cancer.

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To create awareness about air pollution in India, Greenpeace India has created a campaign for Delhi demanding the government to take prompt action.

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Sign up for the petition here.