Air pollution caused 8.1m deaths globally in 2021, 2.1m in India

The report stated that air pollution contributed to the deaths of 1,69,400 children in India under the age of five in 2021.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jun 20, 2024 | 6:15 AMUpdatedJun 20, 2024 | 6:15 AM

Air pollution caused 8.1m deaths globally in 2021, 2.1m in India

Air pollution contributed to 8.1 million deaths worldwide in 2021, with India and China recording 2.1 million and 2.3 million such fatalities, respectively, according to Health Effects Institute, an independent US-based research organisation, in partnership with UNICEF. The report also said air pollution was the leading risk factor for deaths in South Asia, followed by high blood pressure, diet, and tobacco.

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