Environment Day: Climate change, toxic air remain issues of deep concern for India, say experts

World Environment Day 2021: Climate change, toxic air remain issues of deep concern for India, say experts

2021-06-05 19:02:59

As the world celebrated Environment Day on Saturday, climate change and toxic smog remained issues of deep concern for India with environmental experts emphasising that clean air must not be considered “a luxury but a basic human right”.

Experts said while air pollution was a leading cause of asthma, stroke, lung cancer and premature deaths, climate change has a sizable impact on health too as it acts as a driver of disease migration affecting the lives of many.

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