Air pollution has been linked to depression, reduced cognitive function, dementia, brain cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and many, many other diseases.
The evidence is chilling. The time for blame-games is long past. There is also no need to point fingers because we’re likely past the point of no return. According to the latest WHO data, the world’s highest PM2.5 levels are to be found in India. We currently have 16 of the world’s 30 most polluted cities. These are remarkable figures that should surely be discussed fiercely on all TV channels every night.