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Emissions in Indo-Gangetic Plain linked to nearly half of untimely deaths due to outdoor air pollution

Updated : February 27, 2019 08:42 PM IST

A study has gauged that 80 percent of the total untimely deaths in India due to outdoor air pollution is caused by emissions within the country itself while pollutants transported from outside the country contributed to 16 percent of the mortalities.
Within India, home to 14 of the world’s most polluted cities, emissions in the densely populated Indo Gangetic Plain (IGP) are responsible for nearly half (46 percent) of the premature deaths in the country linked to PM2.5.
Every region in India, in particular, eastern India, is impacted by the transport of pollutants from other regions within India. Local pollution control alone will not be sufficient to reduce premature mortality in most regions in India, the researchers said.
Emissions in Indo-Gangetic Plain linked to nearly half of untimely deaths due to outdoor air pollution
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