“More than 11% of Delhiites are suffering from asthma and rhinitis, the government has said while acknowledging that air pollution is an “aggravating” factor for respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. ‘As per a survey conducted by Vallabbhai Patel Chest Institute Delhi in 2006, which covered 5,900 adults belonging to urban, rural and slum population in Delhi, 11.69% were found to be suffering from rhinitis and 11.03% from asthma,’ Health Minister J P Nadda said in the Lok Sabha on Friday. Though there is no specific data indicating exact number of cases and deaths due to air pollution, epidemiological studies by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to assess the long term impact of air pollution on human health showed a link between pollution and various diseases….” The Times of India. Read it on delhiair.org.
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