Environment & Nature

Pollution Curtails Indians Life Expectancy By 5.2 Years: Study

BP World Bureau | Jul 29 2020 01:21:47 PM
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NEW DELHI: India is reported to be the second most polluted country in the world where the average life expectancy is reduced by 5.2 years of age, according to the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago's Air Quality Life Index.

84% of citizens of India live in areas where it exceeds India’s own air quality standards with Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, which has the highest level of pollution in the country. 

At the same time, COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown reduced dangerous air pollutants in five Indian cities, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai, by up to 54% saving 630 people from premature deaths.