India beats China. Now has world’s worst air pollution

DELHI SMOG
DELHI SMOG

India has managed to beat China – but not in parameters we should be proud of.

As per a joint study by Health Effects Institute in Boston and the Seattle-based Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, India’s toxic air is now contributing to nearly 1.1 million deaths a year, and the country is on its way toward standing alone as the site of the deadliest air pollution problem on the planet.

India Air Pollution Data (Vs Global Means)
India Air Pollution Data (Vs Global Means)

Air pollution is so bad in many cities that the physical benefits of cycling get erased after just 30 minutes of breathing in the microscopic particles that are the main contributor to air-pollution-related deaths (via).

Data : stateofglobalair.org