“In 2015, a staggering 2.5 million Indians died due to non-communicable diseases, including strokes and lung cancer, caused by pollution, according to a report by The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, published on Oct. 19. China recorded 1.8 million such deaths in the same period.

Together, the two countries accounted for nearly 48% of the worldwide total of 9 million. The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health based its findings on data from the Global Burden of Disease study.” Quartz
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Pollution kills more people in India than anywhere else in the world