According to the new ICMR Report, the average life expectancy in India would have been 1.7 years higher if air pollution levels were less than the minimal level causing health loss.
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.
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