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Air pollution in India: impact, policy analysis and remedial measures by governments

Authors: Swaniti Initiative
Keywords: Air pollution; Air pollution -- India; Environmental impact -- India; Environmental conditions -- India; Industry -- environmental impact -- India; Environment -- government policy -- India; Health and hygiene -- India; Women's health -- India; Children's health -- India; Pollution control -- India
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Swaniti Initiative
Description: "Today, air pollution has emerged as a global public health problem and is identified as a major environmental health hazard by agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and governments around the world. An increase in concentration of pollutants - both gaseous and solid - is among the largest health risk in the world and according to the latest data released by WHO, indoor and outdoor air pollution were responsible for 3.7 million deaths of people aged under 60 in 2012. In recent years, air pollution has acquired critical dimensions and the air quality in most Indian cities that monitor outdoor air pollution fail to meet WHO guidelines for safe levels. The levels of PM2.5 and PM10 (Air-borne particles smaller than 2.5 micrometers in diameter and 10 micrometers in diameter) as well as concentration of dangerous carcinogenic substances such as Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) and Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) have reached alarming proportions in most Indian cities, putting people at additional risk of respiratory diseases and other health problems. Furthermore, the issue of indoor air pollution has put women and children at high risk."
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