Air Pollution

Premature deaths due to air pollution


India second highest in premature deaths caused by outdoor air pollution, with 1.35 million deaths annually.

  1. In 2010, the rate was 0.65 million in India and the overall rate in the world was 3.3 million.
  2. China has the highest numbers with the premature deaths.
  3. Major reasons? Residential energy used for heating and cooking. Power generation causing nearly 90,000 deaths in 2010.
  4. At 42,000, industry and biomass burning caused equal number of deaths, followed by 30,000 deaths from land traffic in India.
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