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India's polluted air killed 1.24 million in 2017: study

India's polluted air killed 1.24 million in 2017: study

Publicerat av Tony Harkén fredag, 07 december 2018.

Lancet study says India's average life expectancy would be higher by 1.7 years if the air quality was at healthy levels.

India's toxic air has claimed 1.24 million lives in 2017, or 12.5 percent of total deaths recorded in the year, says a study.

The study, published in the journal, Lancet Planetary Health, on Thursday said more than 51 percent of the people who died because of air pollution were younger than 70.

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