By R B Singh, The author is a Professor, Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. Vanishing Profiles
Date - 1st November 2018
The burgeoning mega cities, especially in developing countries are expected to experience higher levels of risk and exposure to health hazards from a combination of individual, physical and environmental factors.
Rising levels of air pollution and alternation of atmospheric composition are largely connected to rapid industrialisation, motorisation and energy consumption. Increasing concentrations of nitrogen oxides, sulphur and carbon, especially in metropolitan cities like Delhi have started to pose major health risks in the form of physical and mental health disorders (Chen and Kan, 2008). The Lancet Global Health Survey (2018) has found that there is a link between death from chronic respiratory diseases and air pollution in North Indian cities...