Whats ailing India’s air? The nation doesn’t know enough: The Times of India

“NEW DELHI: Two years after it was started, India’s National Air Quality Index (NAQI) does not provide a reliable picture of pollution in cities. The index uses colours ranging from dark green to dark red to show users at a glance how polluted the air in their area is at any time. However, it is unreliable because most cities don’t have enough monitoring stations, and the existing stations do not monitor for all important pollutants.” The Times of India

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Air pollution: Why India must ignore denials of link to health harms: Financial Express

“Disputing the link between air pollution and a variety of health harms is not only dangerous, it runs contrary to what every expert affirms: that air pollution causes debilitating and life-threatening respiratory illness, heart and lung diseases, and cancer. Access to clean air should be a right that all Indians enjoy, yet the air pollution ravaging our cities puts lives in peril. Since this danger is also preventable, clean air should be the priority of our government’s health and public policy agenda.” Financial Express
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Depressed? Blame it on air pollutants too: Times of India

“PUNE: It’s not just the lungs. Pollutants in the city’s air have significant bearing on people’s mental health as well…Recent studies have suggested that air pollution, especially particulate matter (PM) less than 2.5 microns, is associated with the risk of triggering depression and worsening symptoms among those already down with the trait.”  Times of India
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