In a yet Shocking incident reported that over 25 lakh indian were killed in pollution, worldwide study reported that recent days shows that highest death was caused bu air water and another form of pollution.
However, consortium members say, pollution is not an inevitable effect of economic development as should be evident from the relatively lower levels of pollution-linked deaths in the industrialised countries. These are not spread evenly, with 92 percent happening in "low-income and middle-income countries".
The Lancet report notes specific areas of concern in Canada for First Nations in northern Alberta and Ontario due to oil and gas development and chemical manufacturing.
Environmental lobbyists say a new report showing pollution kills more people around the world than war and infectious diseases is proof of why Canada needs to finally put in place enforceable national air quality standards.
Air pollution had the biggest impact, accounting for two-thirds of deaths from pollution.
"In 2015, the greatest numbers of deaths due to pollution occurred in India (2.5 million deaths) and China (1.8 million)", the study said.
The alarm was sounded in Thursday's report by The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, an global group of over 40 authors writing on health and environment.
On Diwali celebration, air pollution levels in India have spiked the bursting of firecrackers on Diwali.
Air pollution was found to be the biggest culprit around the world, followed by polluted water.
"We're hoping this document guides policy-making and future research", said Mukesh Khare, professor of civil engineering at IIT Delhi and a member of the commission. But the absolute number of air pollution deaths in Bangladesh was only 0.2 million.