Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 5.45.11 PM“In the past few years we have come to understand just how devastating air pollution is to the health of the Indian population. In the Global Burden of Disease we identified outdoor air pollution as the seventh leading cause of diseases in India, responsible for more than 600,00 deaths per year. Air pollution kills by triggering heart attacks and strokes, and contributing to the development of lung cancer and chronic lung disease and worsening respiratory infections such as pneumonia.”  NDTV Blog posting by Michael Brauer, Director at Bridge Programme and Professor at University of British Columbia. Read it on

Air Pollution, a Slow and Silent Killer