Air Pollution

Study: Poorer Indian households are bearing the brunt of global pollution

A man walks along a road on a smoggy morning in New Delhi, India, December 23, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis - RC2USK970CV1

“Low-income groups are facing a disproportionate impact of air pollution from other sources.’’ Image: REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis - RC2USK970CV1

Fran Silverman
Writer, Yale University
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Most pollution from poorer households comes from the use of biomass burning cook stoves.
Most pollution from poorer households comes from the use of biomass burning cook stoves. Image: Ponpichai Pandiyan / iStock

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