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December 7, 2019

Pollution does not shorten lifespan: Indian minister

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December 7, 2019

NEW DELHI: Union minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said no Indian study has shown any correlation between pollution and shortening of lifespan.

"Let us not create a fear psychosis among people," he told Lok Sabha in response to a query about studies that life expectancy is coming down due to pollution. During the Question Hour, the minister said Indian studies have not shown a correlation between shortening of life and pollution, foreign media reported.

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