Burden of disease: outdoor air pollution among top killers

Burden of disease: outdoor air pollution among top killers The new India specific findings of the new Global Burden of Disease (GBD) count, a global initiative involving the World Health Organisation that says air pollution has become the fifth largest killer in India, is shocking. This India specific findings have been released by the scientists of the US based Health Effect Institute who were part of the Ambient Air Quality Expert Group of the GBD assessment, at the workshop jointly organized by the Centre for Science and Environment, Indian Council of Medical Research and the US based Health Effects Institute in New Delhi on February 13, 2013.

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