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India ranks top in ozone pollution deaths

New Delhi: India after Diwali celebration has become a death toll after China, both the nations are making half of the world pollutant leading to death from deep pollution.

According to Times of India, as Delhi and NCR wrap up the smog during Diwali, around 2.54 lakh deaths occurred in 2015 on account of exposure to ozone and its impact on chronic lung disease according to the State of Global Air 2017 report, which was given in Boston on Tuesday.

Ozone pollution causing higher deaths in premature in India, it counts 13 times higher than Bangladesh’s, and 21 times higher than Pakistan’s.

92% of world’s population stays in harmful areas according to a website report. The Health Effects Institute HEI where the study was carried out, “We are seeing increasing air pollution problems worldwide, and this new report and website details why that air pollution is a major contributor to early death,” said Dan Greenbaum, president of the institute.

“The trends we report show that we have seen progress in some parts of the world, but serious challenges remain,” he added.

The research was carried at the University of Washington and the University of British Columbia with the help of the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation.

Factors which had been revealed by more than 2,000 researchers as behavioral, dietary and environmental risk from 1990 for more than 300 diseases in 195 countries

“India can’t afford to remain complacent or in denial. With so many people dying early and falling ill… due to particulate and ozone pollution, it is a state of health emergency. This demands nationwide intervention to ensure stringent mitigation and a roadmap to meet clean air standards,” said Anumita Roychowdhury of the Centre for Science and Environment.