WHO says air pollution kills 7 million/year, toughens guidelines
The WHO cmed that “around 80% of deaths attributed to PM2.5 exposure in the world could be avoided if countries attain the annual AQG level for PM2.5”. Among all classical pollutants, inhble PM2.5 is considered the most hazardous as it gets deposited in lungs through breathing and causes serious respiratory problems.
India is also expected to make these standards stringent through its update. Though it may not be at the level of WHO standards, experts expect it to be, at least, closer to the global standards.
"Air pollution is a severe health crisis and WHO's revised air quality guidelines bring back focus to the issue. There are no two ways about the need for revising India's air quality standards to make them more stringent. Even at the current relaxed standard of 40 ug/m3 for annual PM2.5 averages in India vs WHO's 2005 annual limit of 10 ug/m3, most Indian cities failed to meet even those levels,” said S N Tripathi, professor at IIT Kanpur and steering committee member of the country's national clean air programme (NCAP).
印度理工学院坎普尔分校教授、国家清洁空气计划(NCAP)指导委员会成员S N Tripathi说：“空气污染是一场严重的健康危机，而世卫组织修订后的空气质量指南让人们重新关注这个问题。印度必须修订空气质量标准，使之更加严格。即使印度目前的PM2.5年平均水平为40微克/立方米，而世卫组织2005年的年平均水平为10微克/立方米，大多数印度城市甚至达不到这个标准。”
Tripathi, at the same time, called for strengthening India’s health data. He said, “Raw health data is required to conduct a large range of health studies vis-a-vis air pollution impacts for India's varied demography, exposure and differing PM2.5 composition. A single exposure prevention response will not suit the Indian population.” Under NCAP, India has a target to reduce 20-30% of PM2.5 and PM10 con trations by 2024 from 2017 levels.
The release of the guidelines ahead of the 26 th session of the UN climate conference (COP26) assumes significance in view of the ongoing momentum to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) substantially to meet the goal of the Paris Agreement. The Conference is scheduled to be held in Glasgow, UK in November.
This is the real pandemic . Not Corona . But who cares , no go nment.
India must generate awareness of ill effects of pollution, global warming and climate changes. Only an aware and educated population will comprehend and respond positively to WHO guidelines.
Who listens to WHO? It has lost it's credibility. so it should not speak and must be dissolved.
WHO says but does the people really care about what WHO says. A change has to be bought inside people's minds but not in go nment reforms.
When people change there will be automatic change in the entire sy em.
please close WHO.. USELESS CORRUPT
No matter how much you toughen guidelines, if there is no sustainable and cost effective way to achieve pollution control, it will not be adaptable at least to the majority of world population
we can best air quality even it is go nment help and who guidelines follow all countries when ail quality could be best.
what about the number of people already dead due to Covid19 because of your negligence and co ption. stupid WHO!
Everything is compromised in the name of Development and Employment
Who Says but Who takes action
Majority of the 7million are from India and we are focusing on Covid-19 which has resulted in less than 1million deaths!
How wise is the Modi sarkar to spend thousands of crores on Central Vista when Delhi itself is fast becoming uninhabitable for humans? Don't we have good responsible citizens to question this decision?
This not Shameful for India, this beyond Shameless!, as India has one of the Best Technology in the world to drastically reduce the Air Pollution from Automobiles (Remember the Clear Sky in the Lockdown?
It is only a part of the grand plan of Feku to control our population boom. That's why he did absolutely nothing to stop the second wave of the coronavir s, all types of pollution, the oxygen crisis, famine, and rape. #ResignModi #IndianLivesMatter
And all thanks to our incompetent Khujli all tall cms and promises but nothing ex ted
I SAY AIR POLLUTION KILLS,
Who is who?
Corrupt congress kutra
Liberands are peculiar funny. They want to reproduce like mosquitoes. They want 2 cars for everyone. But they don’t want polution.
Countries which have two cars per family still have air less pollution than India.
Indian standards are far below than WHO. Wake up!