Facing up to polluted air

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Participants in the Kolkata Clean Air awareness campaign wearing face masks and holding placards during campaign in Kolkata, India, yesterday. According to the World Health Organisation, the city has the worst air quality of any major city in the world. Local media reports state that India is the world's second most-polluted country, with life expectancy reportedly being reduced by more than 10 years for the average resident in the capital.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 28, 2019, with the headline 'Facing up to polluted air'. Print Edition | Subscribe