Study Finds Alarming Air Pollution In India

Study by an environmental group finds high level of air pollution in Inda and inadequate mechanisms to track and regulate toxins.
June 8, 2006, 6am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan
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"Lakhs of Indians are being exposed to high levels of poisonous gases, including cancer-causing volatile organic compounds and sulphur fumes, and the country lacks the mechanism to monitor or regulate these toxins, according to a report released in New Delhi on Saturday...Out of these, the toxic levels of 28 chemicals were found at upto 32,000 times higher than levels fixed as safe in residential areas by the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)."

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