Car Pollution Caused Asthma In 350,000 Indian Kids
New York: Traffic pollution caused asthma among 350,000 children in India, the second largest after China, in 2015, finds a Lancet study that analysed 194 countries. The study found that the largest number of cases (760,000) of traffic pollution-related asthma were in China. It could be because China has the second largest population of children and the third highest concentration of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), which is an indicator of traffic pollution.
India had the next largest number of cases (350,000) due to its large population of children, said researchers from the George Washington University in the US. The US (240,000), Indonesia (160,000) and Brazil (140,000) had the next largest burdens. “Our findings suggest millions of new cases of paediatric asthma could be prevented in cities around the world by reducing air pollutions,” said Susan C. Anenberg, Associate Professor at the George Washington University in the US. (IANS)
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