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FYI: 47 million Indian children live in areas with poor air quality

Around 47 million children in India under five years of age reside in areas where particulate matter levels exceed the prescribed limits, with 17 million among them inhabiting places where the pollution levels are twice the limits, says a recent report.

‘Airpocalypse-II’, a Greenpeace India report, said children are worst affected in states such as Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Maharashtra and Delhi respectively.

80% of Indian cities do not meet clean air standards! 1.2 million Indians die prematurely every year, due to the toxic air we are breathing.

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