Talking about air

 
Last Updated: Sunday 28 June 2015 | 11:25:17 AM

Talking about air

-- Environmental health, that is, health problems that result from changes in the environment, are nobody's business today. The ministry of health says that this is the business of the ministry of environment and forests. The latter is quick to pass the buck back to the former. But in the unending relay, millions continue to die. At least in India. Every year, a million die because of water pollution, and another 50,000 to 100,000 because of air pollution. In 10 years, more than 10 million will die. But who cares? Talking about aches and irritants seem to have become fashionable today. Of course, it is another issue that those complaining about the pains and others who lend an ear to them seem oblivious to the fact that it is a result of the deteriorating environment.

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