Doctors must educate the general public about the serious ill-effects of Air Pollution and the damage to their health and future generations due to breathing dirty air.
Air Pollution is a Public Health Emergency. According to WHO, the simple act of breathing is causing many diseases and is leading to over 7 million premature deaths across the world. Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Director General of the World Health Organization, has called air pollution as the New Tobacco. Air quality in India is no exception. Over 99.3% of India's population breathes polluted air that is above the standards set by WHO. According to Air Quality Life Index (AQLI), an average Indian could gain 4.3 years in life expectancy if the WHO standards are met.