nearly 1.59 million premature deaths per year in india linked to air pollution: iea - household air cleaner
New Delhi: Six are estimated.
More than 5 million premature deaths in the world each year are linked to air pollution, more than half of them from China and India.
India alone contributes.
The suspect figure killed 59 million people.
The global number will increase significantly, reaching 7.
5 million in 2040, unless more action is needed to curb air pollutants discharged in the energy sector, the International Energy Agency said (IEA)
In a special report released on Monday.
The report highlights the link between energy, air pollution and health, saying that no country is immune because of the cities that monitor pollution levels, 80% of cities do not meet the air quality standards set by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Although it points out the number of deaths due to domestic air pollution (
Biomass for cooking and kerosene for lighting)
At present, the number of deaths exceeds outdoor air pollution, and this trend will be reversed in 2040 as more and more people will then be able to obtain relatively cleaner cooking gas and electricity.
In the chapter of India
The report is home to 11 of the world's 20 most polluted cities, highlighting recent measures taken by the country to control emissions, especially in the electricity sector.
However, the report notes that these achievements are often offset by strong growth in emissions from the industrial and transport sectors, stressing that air quality remains an important policy issue even in 2040.
The International Energy Agency is an autonomous organization dedicated to providing reliable and affordable clean energy to 29 member states.
It was founded in 1974 to help these rich countries coordinate a collective response to a severe disruption in oil supplies.
IEA's World Energy Outlook points out that air pollution is the fourth largest human health risk after high blood pressure, poor diet and smoking (WEO)
Special reports on the production and use of energy
Mainly from unregulated, poorly regulated, or inefficient fuel combustion
The most important person.
Source of major air pollutant emissions-
85% of the particulate matter, almost all sulfur oxides and nitrogen oxides.
Fatih Birol, executive director of IEA, said: "Clean air is a basic human right that most people in the world lack . " Note that proven energy policies and technologies can significantly reduce air pollution around the world, bring health benefits, provide a wider range of energy supplies and improve sustainability.
The report refers to the capital of India, saying the two coal
Thermal Power Plant (
Badarpur and Rajghat)
Is the main source of pm2. 5.
Emissions from Delhi.
"If no action is taken to address these emissions, among other things, PM emissions in Delhi are expected to increase by 25% over the next 15 years under current legislation.
If effective measures are taken to reduce emissions from the power sector and traditional open cooking, emissions could fall by 35% over the next 15 years and prove successful, "the company said.