Delhi’s economy suffered the foremost thanks to severe pollution last year: Lancet study
Delhi suffered the very best per-capita economic loss thanks to pollution last year in India, consistent with a study published in peer-reviewed medical journal Lancet on Tuesday. The economic loss thanks to lost output from premature deaths and illness due to pollution (outdoor and household) as a percentage of state GDP was 1.08% in Delhi. the very best loss to GDP was recorded by Uttar Pradesh at 2.15% followed by Bihar at 1.95% and Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan lost 1.70?ch. When it involves impact of outside pollution alone on state GDP, Delhi recorded a loss of 1.06% to its GDP. the very best loss to GDP was recorded by Uttar Pradesh at 1.34% followed by Punjab at 1.22%. The paper has highlighted that India is bearing massive losses to its GDP and productivity thanks to health impacts of pollution . Overall deaths and disease thanks to pollution is linked to loss of 1.36% of India’s GDP consistent with the paper. Delhi’s per-capita GDP loss was to the tune of $62 followed by neighbouring Haryana ($53.8). In 2019, 1.67 million deaths in India were due to pollution . They accounted for 17·8% of the entire deaths. Between 1990 and 2019, the death rate per 100,000 population has increased by 115.3% thanks to exposure to high outdoor pollution levels. The death rate thanks to exposure to household pollution has decreased by 64.2% thanks to a discount within the use of solid fuels. But death rate thanks to exposure to the ground-level ozone also increased by 115% during the 29-year period. The study has estimated that economic loss thanks to lost output from premature deaths thanks to pollution in India last year was US$28·8 billion and from morbidity thanks to pollution was $8·0 billion. Of the entire economic loss of $36·8 billion, 36·6% was from lung diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (21·1%), lower respiratory infections (14·2%), and carcinoma (1·2%). the remainder was from ischaemic heart condition (24·9%), stroke (14·1%), diabetes (8·4%), neonatal disorders (13·3%), and cataract (2·7%).
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“Air pollution has the potential to impede accumulation of future human capital by reducing children’s survival, undermining their health, and reducing their ability
The annual average population-weighted mean PM2·5 concentration in India was 91·7 micrograms per cubic metres last year. Exposure to outdoor PM 2.5 ranged from 15·8 micrograms per cubic metres in Kerala, to 217·6 micrograms per cubic metres in Delhi—a 13·8 times difference. Higher concentrations were found
Prof Lalit Dandona, Director of the India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative, and an author of the study said, “The economic impact of this health loss