India's Pollution May Shorten Life, But Clean Fuel Limited
A study shows India's pollution is taking three years off the lifespans of half its population. But the nation's ability to use clean fuel is limited.By Jill Ornitz | February 21, 2015
India's severe pollution problem could be shortening the lifespans of more than half of its total population by three years — that's according to a new report from researchers at the University of Chicago, Harvard and Yale.
According to the study, 660 million Indians live in areas of the country that exceed the country's acceptable levels for fine particulate pollution.
The report estimates getting pollution levels under control would add a total of 2.1 billion life years to the population.