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Air Pollution: India Fighting Far Bigger Battle Than China

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| October 22 , 2018 , 14:08 IST

It was China that had the long reputation of the smoggy skies, but from the last couple of years due to a continuous rise in the air pollution across the cities, India is fighting a far bigger battle with pollution.

According to a Bloomberg report, the South Asian region is home for the world's 10 most polluted cities, media reported on Monday.

According to the report, the most polluted cities in the south Asian region are Delhi, Baoding, Suzhou, Tianjin, Shanghai, Beijing, Kolkata, Harbin, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Pune, Chennai, Guangzhou, Surat, Mumbai, Bangalore, Shenzhen, Ahmedabad, Chongqing and Chengdu.

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The National Capital territory tops the list with the highest air pollution with India struggled for long to implement the approach that had helped China to reduce the air pollution.

On Monday, the Air Quality Index (AQI) is reported at 179 (Unhealthy) in New Delhi.

According to AQICN, at AQI 179 everyone may begin to experience health effects and members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.

According to a chest surgeon when he had started in 1988, 90 per cent of the lung cancer patients were middle-aged male smokers but now, he says, 60 per cent of the cases are of non-smokers.

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