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Indians Would Live Four Years Longer on Cleaner Air | Sapna Gopal | India Climate Dialogue

In this article,  author Sapna Gopal argues that if India reduced its air pollution to comply with the air quality standards of the World Health Organization (WHO), Indians would live about four years longer on average, according to a study published in the PNAS journal.  A study authored by r.i.c.e. reseacher Aashish Gupta and r.i.c.e. co-founder Dean Spears showing the worsening of respiratory health in India caused by the use of coal-fired plants is cited.           Read More…