• Monday, September 26, 2022

FEATURES

Bad air day: Indian city chokes on world’s worst pollution

Doctors at the Murari Lal Chest Hospital blame atmospheric pollution for the rise in chronic lung disease cases

By: Sarwar Alam

Soot turned the white handkerchief around Abhash Kumar Sharma’s face to black as the police officer tried to direct gridlocked traffic in the Indian city with the world’s dirtiest air. It was all he had to ward off the pollution blamed for filling Kanpur’s hospital beds with growing numbers of chronic lung and cancer cases. “It is the same story for everyone who spends such long hours out in this city,” said Sharma, who does not get a mask for his duties. “The pollution gets into your eyes and it often stings.” The city of three million people has been…

You do not have access to this content. You need to subscribe.

Eastern Eye

Related Stories

Eastern Eye

Videos

Mrunal Thakur on Dhamaka, experience of working with Kartik Aaryan,…
Nushrratt Bharuccha on Chhorii, pressure of comparison with Lapachhapi, upcoming…
Abhimanyu Dassani on Meenakshi Sundareshwar, how his mom Bhagyashree reacted…