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Why We Shouldn't Breathe Easy Over India's Rising Asthma Burden

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airway that affects approximately 30 million people in India. The prevalence of asthma in Indian children has continued to increase over the last decade. Despite this significant burden, asthma is frequently not taken seriously because it is considered to not be fatal. This, however, is a misconception. According to estimates of the World Health Organization (WHO), of the 300 million people who suffered from asthma in the year 2005, nearly 25,000 lost their lives due to the condition.
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This Study Can Help Traffic Cops And Outdoor Workers Who Are Reeling Under The Heat Wave

Public health researchers, together with key experts, are collaborating with the Ahmedabad's traffic police department to strengthen the understanding of the health effects of extreme heat. The results of this first-of-its-kind analysis will strengthen interventions that help protect groups that are especially vulnerable to extreme heat, such as those who work outdoors.
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Instruments Of Change: Raising Investments For India's Climate Commitments

Public-private collaboration will be essential to raising the finance needed for India's cleaner growth. While the right domestic policies will be key to facilitating finance, greatly scaling up investment from the private sector will be the only way to mobilise the full amount of capital needed to meet India's renewable energy targets. In order to scale up private investment, India needs financial instruments for renewable energy and other green infrastructure that are a better match with investors' needs.
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Let's Wake Up And Smell The Smog

How have we allowed air pollution to increase to a level where it puts public health and life at grave risk? The authorities are not treating it as a public health emergency like they should be, and little is being done to empower and protect people and deal with this situation. Maybe it's because air pollution does not kill people or destroy buildings in an instant, unlike natural disasters. It slowly creeps into our body through our lungs as a silent killer and causes damage in the long run.
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Air Pollution: Why We All Need To Be Accountable

Each one of us is knowingly contributing to air pollution. We take air and air quality for granted like we do many other aspects of our natural environment. We are all forthcoming in identifying the problem and its effects, but there is no acknowledgement of our personal contribution to it. There's a complete absence of a proactive stance in working towards addressing it. We are all seeking greener pastures elsewhere; we do not take responsibility of where we are.

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