75% of India’s air pollution-related deaths are rural, study finds

January 15, 2018

Rural Indians, who make up about two-thirds of the country of 1.3 billion people, are disproportionately at risk of breathing polluted air, according to new research.

“I think we’re starting to see the signs that things will start to get better,” said Michael Brauer, a professor at the University of British Columbia who studies the links between human health and the environment and one of the scientists who led the study. “I think there’s an understanding of what the solutions need to be. It’s not rocket science, and more importantly, we know how to do this.”