If you thought the link between air pollution and life expectancy was vague and couldn’t be quantified, then think again. According to a study done by leading experts from the University of Chicago, there is direct evidence that you may end up living a whopping 10 years less in Delhi and across large parts of North India because of the danger of air pollution. How was this calculation arrived at and what are the exposure levels that we are talking about before we become seriously impacted? That’s what we will focus on.
Areas of Focus: Environment, Air Pollution, EPIC-India
Producing and using energy damages people’s health and the environment. EPIC research is quantifying the social costs of energy choices and uncovering policies that help protect health while facilitating growth.
Air pollution from fossil fuel combustion poses a grave threat to human health worldwide. EPIC research is using real-world data to calculate the effects of air pollution on human health...
As the world’s fastest-growing carbon emitter and second most-polluted country, India is central to the global energy challenge. EPIC’s robust team in India works hand-in-hand with government leaders to implement...