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Rising air pollution levels in India contribute to 1.24 million deaths in 2017 Rising air pollution levels in India contribute to 1.24 million deaths in 2017
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Air pollution contributes to 12.5% of all deaths in the past year Air pollution contributes to 12.5% of all deaths in the past year
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India's air quality contributed to the deaths of <a href="https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-07/pollution-claimed-1.24-million-lives-in-india-in-2017/10595948">1.24 million people in 2017</a>, a <a href="https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(18)30261-4/fulltext">recent Lancet Planetary Health</a> study has found. India's air quality contributed to the deaths of <a href="https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-07/pollution-claimed-1.24-million-lives-in-india-in-2017/10595948">1.24 million people in 2017</a>, a <a href="https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(18)30261-4/fulltext">recent Lancet Planetary Health</a> study has found.
<p style="text-align: left">The study, released November 6, found that more than <a href="https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(18)30261-4/fulltext">51% of the deaths were under the age of 70</a>. The research was funded by the Indian government and the Indian Council of Medical Research.</p> <p style="text-align: left">The study, released November 6, found that more than <a href="https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(18)30261-4/fulltext">51% of the deaths were under the age of 70</a>. The research was funded by the Indian government and the Indian Council of Medical Research.</p>
An <a href="https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.aljazeera.com/amp/news/2018/12/india-polluted-air-killed-124-million-2017-study-181206182621344.html">estimated 670,000</a> died from air pollution in the wider environment, and 480,000 from household use of solid cooking fuels. An <a href="https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.aljazeera.com/amp/news/2018/12/india-polluted-air-killed-124-million-2017-study-181206182621344.html">estimated 670,000</a> died from air pollution in the wider environment, and 480,000 from household use of solid cooking fuels.
<a href="https://www.cicero.oslo.no/en/posts/climate-news/double-trouble-climate-change-and-air-pollution">The economic growth over recent years has also increased pollution levels</a>. Two decades of rapid urbanization and exponential population growth have propelled India to the <a href="https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/20-countries-with-the-highest-gdp-growth-in-the-world.html">top 3 countries for GDP growth. </a> However, it has also seen the air quality decrease to dangerous levels. Indian Medical Authority's President Dr Krishnan Kumar Aggarwal declared recently declared New Delhi's air quality "<a href="https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-08/new-delhi-pollution-prompts-emergency-school-closures/9128592">a public health emergency</a>," while  toxic concentrations in the city's air have <a href="https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-08/new-delhi-pollution-prompts-emergency-school-closures/9128592">reached 42 times</a> what is considered safe levels. <a href="https://www.cicero.oslo.no/en/posts/climate-news/double-trouble-climate-change-and-air-pollution">The economic growth over recent years has also increased pollution levels</a>. Two decades of rapid urbanization and exponential population growth have propelled India to the <a href="https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/20-countries-with-the-highest-gdp-growth-in-the-world.html">top 3 countries for GDP growth. </a> However, it has also seen the air quality decrease to dangerous levels. Indian Medical Authority's President Dr Krishnan Kumar Aggarwal declared recently declared New Delhi's air quality "<a href="https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-08/new-delhi-pollution-prompts-emergency-school-closures/9128592">a public health emergency</a>," while  toxic concentrations in the city's air have <a href="https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-08/new-delhi-pollution-prompts-emergency-school-closures/9128592">reached 42 times</a> what is considered safe levels.
Coal is the <a href="https://www.export.gov/article?id=India-Energy">predominant source of energy</a> in India, burning millions of tons at large coal-fired power plants. <a href="https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-tops-world-in-bad-air-quality-kanpur-delhi-among-top-15-mumbai-4th-most-polluted-megacity/articleshow/63997130.cms">The high levels of pollution also come from waste burning, deforestation, and the agriculture and transport industries. </a> Coal is the <a href="https://www.export.gov/article?id=India-Energy">predominant source of energy</a> in India, burning millions of tons at large coal-fired power plants. <a href="https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-tops-world-in-bad-air-quality-kanpur-delhi-among-top-15-mumbai-4th-most-polluted-megacity/articleshow/63997130.cms">The high levels of pollution also come from waste burning, deforestation, and the agriculture and transport industries. </a>
Earlier in 2018 the World Health Organisation said India was home to the <a href="https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-07/pollution-claimed-1.24-million-lives-in-india-in-2017/10595948">world's 14 most polluted cities.</a> Earlier in 2018 the World Health Organisation said India was home to the <a href="https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-07/pollution-claimed-1.24-million-lives-in-india-in-2017/10595948">world's 14 most polluted cities.</a>
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<p><a href="https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(18)30261-4/fulltext">The impact of air pollution on deaths, disease burden, and life expectancy across the states of India: the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. — The Lancet</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(18)30261-4/fulltext">The impact of air pollution on deaths, disease burden, and life expectancy across the states of India: the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. — The Lancet</a></p>
<p><a href="https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/youre-breathing-poison-kolkatas-air-worse-than-delhis-in-november/articleshow/66823833.cms" rel="nofollow">You’re breathing poison- Kolkata’s air quality worse than Delhi in November — The Times of India</a></p> <p><a href="https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/youre-breathing-poison-kolkatas-air-worse-than-delhis-in-november/articleshow/66823833.cms" rel="nofollow">You’re breathing poison- Kolkata’s air quality worse than Delhi in November — The Times of India</a></p>
<p><a href="https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-07/pollution-claimed-1.24-million-lives-in-india-in-2017/10595948">Air pollution claimed the lives of 1.24 million people in India in 2017, Lancet study finds. — ABC</a></p> <p><a href="https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-07/pollution-claimed-1.24-million-lives-in-india-in-2017/10595948">Air pollution claimed the lives of 1.24 million people in India in 2017, Lancet study finds. — ABC</a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN1O51T8">India’s polluted air claimed 1.24 million lives in 2017: study. — Reuters</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN1O51T8">India’s polluted air claimed 1.24 million lives in 2017: study. — Reuters</a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.aljazeera.com/amp/news/2018/12/india-polluted-air-killed-124-million-2017-study-181206182621344.html">India’s polluted air killed 1.24 million in 2017: study — Aljazeera</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.aljazeera.com/amp/news/2018/12/india-polluted-air-killed-124-million-2017-study-181206182621344.html">India’s polluted air killed 1.24 million in 2017: study — Aljazeera</a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/20-countries-with-the-highest-gdp-growth-in-the-world.html">GDP growth by country</a>  — World Atlas</p> <p><a href="https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/20-countries-with-the-highest-gdp-growth-in-the-world.html">GDP growth by country</a>  — World Atlas</p>
<p><a href="https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-08/new-delhi-pollution-prompts-emergency-school-closures/9128592">New Delhi: Off-the-scale pollution prompts public health emergency, school closures  &#8212;  ABC</a></p> <p><a href="https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-08/new-delhi-pollution-prompts-emergency-school-closures/9128592">New Delhi: Off-the-scale pollution prompts public health emergency, school closures  &#8212;  ABC</a></p>
<p><a href="https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-tops-world-in-bad-air-quality-kanpur-delhi-among-top-15-mumbai-4th-most-polluted-megacity/articleshow/63997130.cms">India tops world in bad air quality: Kanpur, Delhi among 15 worst cities, Mumbai 4th most polluted megacity &#8212; Times of India</a></p> <p><a href="https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-tops-world-in-bad-air-quality-kanpur-delhi-among-top-15-mumbai-4th-most-polluted-megacity/articleshow/63997130.cms">India tops world in bad air quality: Kanpur, Delhi among 15 worst cities, Mumbai 4th most polluted megacity &#8212; Times of India</a></p>
<p><a href="https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/health-news/top-8-main-causes-for-air-pollution-in-delhi/articleshow/61626744.cms">Top 8 main causes for air pollution in Delhi &#8212; Times of India</a></p> <p><a href="https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/health-news/top-8-main-causes-for-air-pollution-in-delhi/articleshow/61626744.cms">Top 8 main causes for air pollution in Delhi &#8212; Times of India</a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/94/7/16-020716/en/">India takes steps to curb air pollution &#8212; World Health Organisation</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/94/7/16-020716/en/">India takes steps to curb air pollution &#8212; World Health Organisation</a></p>
<p><a href="https://energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/coal/indias-thermal-coal-consumption-to-reach-1076-mt-by-2022-23-crisil/65475033">India&#8217;s thermal coal consumption to reach 1,076 MT by 2022-23: CRISIL &#8212; Economic Times</a></p> <p><a href="https://energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/coal/indias-thermal-coal-consumption-to-reach-1076-mt-by-2022-23-crisil/65475033">India&#8217;s thermal coal consumption to reach 1,076 MT by 2022-23: CRISIL &#8212; Economic Times</a></p>
<p><a href="https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/indias-ranking-improves-but-coal-based-power-plants-threaten-clean-energy-bid/articleshow/67032602.cms">India’s ranking improves, but coal-based power plants threaten clean energy bid &#8212; Times of India</a></p> <p><a href="https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/indias-ranking-improves-but-coal-based-power-plants-threaten-clean-energy-bid/articleshow/67032602.cms">India’s ranking improves, but coal-based power plants threaten clean energy bid &#8212; Times of India</a></p>
<p><a href="https://energypedia.info/wiki/India_Energy_Situation">India Energy Situation &#8212; Energypedia</a></p> <p><a href="https://energypedia.info/wiki/India_Energy_Situation">India Energy Situation &#8212; Energypedia</a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.cicero.oslo.no/en/posts/climate-news/double-trouble-climate-change-and-air-pollution">Double trouble: Climate change and air pollution &#8212; CICERO</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.cicero.oslo.no/en/posts/climate-news/double-trouble-climate-change-and-air-pollution">Double trouble: Climate change and air pollution &#8212; CICERO</a></p>
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