Government schemes aimed at curbing household pollution could alone help prevent as many as 2.7 lakh premature deaths every year, without additional measures such as traffic restrictions, a study led by IIT-Delhi researchers has found.
According to the study, if household pollution is omitted completely, an additional 18.7 crore people would be breathing in air compatible with the Indian annual air-quality standard — taking the total population enjoying the luxury to 58.5 crore.
The results, however, do not apply to heavily-polluted cities such as Delhi, and pertain to areas where the use of coal- and wood-fired stoves and kerosene lamps contributes to pollution.
The study, conducted by a team from the IIT-Delhi Centre of Atmospheric Sciences, in collaboration with the School of Public Health at University of California Read More
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