Workshop on Global Burden of Disease: Air Pollution amongst top killers in India

Workshop on Global Burden of Disease: Air Pollution amongst top killers in India Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) organised a dialogue workshop on ‘Burden of Disease: Air Pollution among top killers’ at New Delhi on February 13, 2013 in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research and Health Effects Institute, Boston US. This workshop brought together the prominent medical doctors, health experts, air quality regulators and international scientists to discuss the latest Global Burden of Disease (GBD) report, prepared by a network of international health bodies. The report has shown air pollution as one of the top 10 killers in the world. In South Asia, air pollution ranked as the sixth most dangerous killer. Outdoor air pollution is now three places behind indoor air pollution, which is the second highest killer in this region.

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