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Breathe in India: We are being slowly poisoned to death

Air pollution kills more Indians than terrorism does, and should be attacked with the same zeal and resources directed at that threat. It is the number one enemy.

Very few Indians today breathe air that would meet WHO standards. In other words, we are being slowly poisoned to death. Yes, death. I asked my colleagues Rajat and Pitambara to research some numbers in time for Diwali. Of all the scary data they pulled out, this topped the list of shockers: according to The Lancet, in 2015, about 1.8 million Indians died of air pollution.

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