The dialogue with the doctors and air quality regulators on toxic air and public health organised by CSE in association with IMA and ICMR exposed mounting evidences on health effect of air pollution in India and abroad that must drive policy action.
All of us who travel on urban roads regularly and those who live close to roads, are at a serious health risk from vehicular air pollution. And according to estimates, about 55 per cent of Delhi’s population lives within 500 metre from such roads – and is therefore, prone to a variety of physical disorders. This was one of the key arguments put forth at a Dialogue between doctors, air quality regulators and civil society representatives, organised here today by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), in association with the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) and the Indian Medical Association (IMA).
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