Global & Disaster Medicine

Archive for the ‘Pollution’ Category

** More than 5.5 million people worldwide are dying prematurely every year as a result of air pollution.


**  Most of these deaths are occurring in China (coal production) and India (indoor pollution).

**  Air pollution causes more deaths than other risk factors like malnutrition, obesity, alcohol and drug abuse, and unsafe sex:  China: 1.6 million deaths a year; India:  1.3 million deaths/year





From Jan. 1, residents of New Delhi, which had been choking in thick smog in recent days, will be able to drive only every other day according to their license plate numbers — odd numbers on one day, even numbers on the other.

Washington Post

India-Pakistan Borderlands at Night

New Delhi’s air — a noxious combination of exhaust, dust, smoke from wood and dung-fired stoves, burning leaves and industrial output — surpassed Beijing’s last year as the dirtiest in the world, according to a study by the World Health Organization.



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