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In India, more people were killed by air pollution than smoking.

Air pollution is a big killer in India and exposure to indoor and out of doors pollution has contributed to 1.2 million deaths within the country in 2017, a new international study said on Wednesday. South Asia is the most impure area within the world, it added.
The study “State of global Air 2019” according to that the life on the average of a South Asian kid growing up in current high levels of pollution will be shortened by 2 years and 6 months.

In India, a lot of people were killed by air pollution than smoking. It is, in fact, the third highest cause of death among all health risks, the study showed.

Long-term exposure to out of doors and indoor pollution contributed to almost 5 million deaths from stroke, diabetes, attack, lung cancer and chronic lung disease in 2017, it said.

It is the primary time that diabetes 2 is value-added to major health risk of pollution.

In South Asia — Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan — 1.5 million died due to air-pollution connected reasons, the study said. Of these, 3 million deaths area unit directly attributed to PM 2.5, 1/2 which aree generated from India and China together.

Worldwide too, a lot of people globally die from pollution related diseases than from road traffic injuries, malaria, malnutrition, alcohol use or physical inactivity.

The study showed the impact of air pollution within the world and showed that a child born these days will die twenty months sooner, on average, Than would be expected without pollution.

The report also highlighted that nearly 1/2 the world’s population — a total of 3.6 billion people — were exposed to household pollution in 2017.

The major sources of pollution, as per the study, are household solid fuels, mud from construction, coal power plants, brick production, transportation anddiesel-powered equipment, among others.

The study noted India’s steps to curb householdpollution. India has initiated major steps to address pollution sources just like the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, accelerated India Stage VI clean vehicle standards and also the new National Clean Air Programme, the report said.

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