Air pollution is the greatest threat to human health in India, reducing life expectancy by five years, according to Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC)’s Air Quality Life Index (AQLI) released on Tuesday. In contrast, child and maternal malnutrition reduces average life expectancy in India by about 1.8 years and smoking by about 1.5 years, it added.
In the News • June 15, 2022
Air pollution biggest health risk in India, cuts 5 years in life expectancy: Study
Via Hindustan Times
Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC)’s Air Quality Life Index says Delhi stands to gain life expectancy by 10 years on average if annual average pollution levels did not exceed five micrograms per cubic metres.