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Pollution has reduced average life expectancy of Jaipurites by 4.2 years: Study

The University of Chicago’s Energy Policy Institute conducted a study of Air Quality Life Expectancy between 1998 and 2016. The study says that India is the second most polluted city in the world followed only by Nepal.

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November 21, 2018 9:50 am
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Jaipur:  A study conducted by the University of Chicago has put Jaipur on the list of most polluted cities in the world. The study says that the average life expectancy of people living in Jaipur has reduced 4.2 years over the past two decades.

The university’s Energy Policy Institute conducted a study of Air Quality Life Expectancy between 1998 and 2016. The study says that India is the second most polluted city in the world followed only by Nepal.

The report says that the city is 2.5 times more polluted than the normal standards.

It has caused life expectancy to decrease over the past two decades, the study claims.

According to experts, the pollution is a cause of concern in several areas in Jaipur, particularly the Walled City and industrial areas. Pollution is causing several diseases including cancer and asthma.

Doctors say that the number of asthma patients has increased by almost 25% over the past few years.

“The traffic is increasing day by day. Congestion have become commonplace. It is causing air pollution. It’s become difficult to drive in the peak hours almost everywhere in Jaipur,” said Mahesh Kumawat, a Sodala resident.

First published: November 21, 2018
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