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    Airborne ‘poison’ is reducing 0% of Indians in years – research

    Studies on air pollutionIn the last few years, air pollution in and around Diwali has emerged as a major problem in northern India. Some experts blame burning of hay in the fields, while others blame a large number of constructions. The Air Quality Index (AQI) has reached from very poor to severe in many states of North India. Due to which it also becomes the cause of new diseases. Now a new study on air pollution has come out. According to which the life of the people of North India can be reduced by 9 years due to poor air quality.

    A report by the Institute for Energy Policy (EPIC) at the University of Chicago has revealed this alarming picture, according to a report in the Daily Jagran. This Air Quality Life Index (AQLI) Report According to it, billions of people in the country, or about 100 percent of the total population, live in the Gangetic plains, where pollution levels are very high. These people may be as young as 9 years old.

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    The study is concerned that it has now spread beyond the Gangetic plain to states like Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Studies have shown that low air quality can reduce life expectancy by 2.5 to 2.9 years.

    The worst level in the world
    According to the AQLI report, the level of air pollution in northern India is the worst in the world. In 2019, it was at the top. At that time the average particulate matter (PM) level was 70.3 micrograms per cubic meter, which is 7 times higher than the WHO standard.

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    In the Gangetic plain, on the other hand, 480 million people regularly breathe pollution levels that are higher than the levels of dangerous pollution in North America and Europe.

    If the air is clear then the situation will change
    The report claims that if South Asian countries, namely India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal, manage to clear their air quality indicators according to WHO standards, the average age will increase by 5.6 years, but not if it is not in line with AQI. , The situation could be reversed and human life could be reduced by 5.6 years.

    Getting rid of air pollution could extend the life expectancy of the world by two years and the most polluted country by five years, the report said. One-fourth of the world’s population lives in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. It is natural that these countries will get the most benefit in reducing air pollution.

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