Death by Breath was an investigative series by The Indian Express, it highlights harmful effects of toxic waste and pollution on Delhi’s environment. As the we celebrate the World Environment Day, here are the best stories from the investigative series:
* Death by Breath
People whose petitions brought about key environmental rulings look back at the way the capital, having once become a model for fighting air pollution, went downhill from there.
Read full story here – ‘Judiciary hasn’t been as active, needs to step in,’ says Kuldip Singh
* Leave Delhi
That’s what doctors are prescribing to patients with respiratory ailments
* When air turns deadly
As many as 15 authoritative studies red-flagged how landmark gains from CNG were being frittered away.
Read full story here – Seven years ago, everyone saw Delhi’s air take a deadly U-turn but no one did a thing
* Kids suffer the most
Dr Manas Ray, lead author of biggest study on air pollution effects on Delhi kids, says that citizens of Delhi, especially school-age children, were suffering more from several health problems compared to their control counterparts.
Read full story here – We made it clear kids were suffering… absolutely nothing was followed up: Dr Manas Ray
* There is no way to go
If you thought leaving Delhi was one option to escape its toxic air, you might need to think again about where you’re going.
Read full story here – Mumbai to Chennai: How Delhi could show the way
What do you understand by Air Quality Index? Here is all you need to know:
* People slept over alarming reports
People whose petitions brought about key environmental rulings look back at the way the capital, having once become a model for fighting air pollution, went downhill from there
Read full story here – Big talk when in Opp, talk of lobbies when in power: M C Mehta
* Read and watch what exactly happened to Delhi’s air
Full coverage – Death by Breath