Delhi residents could live up to nine years longer if the government reduced pollution levels

There’s a tendency in India to only worry about pollution when the smog gets so thick you can’t see through it. But lifelong exposure to high levels of particulate matter is slowly killing us—even when the pollution is invisible to the naked eye— and a new online tool reveals exactly how many years of our lives we stand to lose.

The Air Quality-Life Index (AQLI), created by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago, presents the effect of particulate matter on...

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