One in eight deaths in India due to air pollution: ICMR
By: Siya Bhatia
Air pollution caused one in eight deaths in India besides lowering the average life expectancy by 1.7 years, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said in a report. It said air pollution contributed more to the disease burden of Indians than consuming tobacco. The report also said that the about 77% of the population is exposed to outdoor air pollution levels breaching the safe limit set by the National Ambient Air Quality Standards.