Various reports say that India is the second largest pollution country in the world next to China. Out of 20 most polluted cities in the world, 13 cities are in India. Delhi is the most polluted city in the world as per WHO report.
Here are the few facts related to Pollution in India:
Around one lakh premature deaths happen every year in India due to air pollution.
As per World Health Organisation (WHO) report, Delhi is currently the most polluted city in the world. People in Delhi are at a high risk of respiratory diseases including asthma and lung cancer.
The air that people in Delhi breathe is four times more toxic than the required safety limit.
Odd-even car rule in Delhi reduced the traffic, but not the pollution levels.
Around 30 million inhabitants including children in India suffer from Asthma.
As per Global Burden of Disease (GBD) report, the outdoor air pollution was the 5th largest killer in India.
A report says that breathing the air in Mumbai roads, for just one day is equivalent to smoking 100 cigarettes
Global pollution facts
At least one child dies every 8 seconds from drinking contaminated water.
As per a study, one in every eight deaths on earth is because of air pollution.
3.4 million people die every year across the world from water-related causes.
Nearly 700 million Chinese people drink contaminated water.
On an average Americans threw 2.5 million plastic bottles per hour to garbage. It is known fact that it takes at least 500 years to decompose a single plastic bottle.
Another report says that ‘The Great Wall of China’ is not visible from space because of China’s air pollution is.
As per a report, The groundwater of 90% of Chinese cities is polluted.
Water Pollution and throwing plastic waste in seas is killing around one million seabirds. Air pollution and water pollution is killing more than 100 million mammals every year.
One report says that air pollution in China increases snowfall in California. This report clearly shows how China is contributing air pollution.
As per American Lung Association, report, 40% of Americans are breathing unhealthy air.