Pollution toll 2.5m in India

A woman wears a mask and filter as she walks to work during heavy pollution in Beijing China

According to reports, clearly shows that five death in every minute due to pollution in the country, researchers also stated that China stood second with 1.8 million deaths attributed to pollution.

While Canada has one of the lower death rates due to pollution compared with places like India and Somalia, Environmental Defence program manager Muhannad Malas says it is one of the few developed nations that doesn't have enforceable, legally binding national standards for air quality.

However, consortium members say, pollution is not an inevitable outcome of economic development as should be evident from the relatively lower levels of pollution-linked deaths in the industrialised countries.

The study found that pollution causes about nine million deaths by 2015.

It has also estimated about 95,000 deaths in India - among 500,000 worldwide - from exposure to lead which can cause high blood pressure, kidney failure and heart disease.

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The report found that pollution as a result of outdoor and indoor air pollution, water and soil contamination, and chemical pollutants is one of the largest risk factors for premature death.

"People in poorer countries - like construction workers in New Delhi - are more exposed to air pollution and less able to protect themselves from exposure, as they walk, bike or ride the bus to workplaces that may also be polluted".

Air pollution deaths result mainly from cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, while water pollution deaths result from gastrointestinal disorders.

Types of pollution associated with industrial development, such as ambient air pollution (including ozone), chemical, occupational pollution and soil pollution, have increased from 4.3 million (9.2 per cent) in 1990 to 5.5 million (10.2 per cent) in 2015 as countries reach higher levels of development.

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