In the News

May 6, 2021

via Washington Monthly

India’s Long Struggle to Breathe

Experts at the University of Chicago calculated that Delhi residents lose close to a decade of life owing to the pollution.


December 14, 2020

AQLI Expands With New Leadership

Ken Lee, who formerly led efforts at EPIC India, becomes the first dedicated director of the Air Quality Life Index.

In the News

December 2, 2020

via Discover Magazine

How One Person in Pakistan Made a Difference for Air Quality

On average, people living in Pakistan have their life expectancy reduced by 2.6 years due to poor air quality according to the Air Quality Life Index.

In the News

November 23, 2020

via Jagran English

Delhi Air Pollution: Stubble Burning Share in City’s Pollution Rises to 42%

Delhi residents will lose on an average of 9.4 years of life according to the Air Quality Life Index.

In the News

October 26, 2020

via Outlook India


“Particulate air pollution is extremely hazardous, even more than smoking cigarettes, and shortens lives globally. There is no greater current risk to human health,” says Michael ­Greenstone, EPIC Director.

In the News

October 25, 2020

via Hindustan Times

How China Managed to Consistently Reduce PM 2.5 Concentrations in Recent Years

A 2018 analysis on why China is winning the war on pollution is featured in Hindustan Times.

In the News

October 21, 2020

via Dhaka Tribune

Death Toll from Air Pollution Sees Alarming Rise in Bangladesh

The AQLI finds air pollution, especially the presence of particulate matter in the air, is shortening the life expectancy of Bangladeshis by seven years on average.

In the News

October 21, 2020

via CNN

India is Facing a Double Health Threat this Winter: Pollution and the Pandemic

New Delhi residents could live an extra 10.2 years if the air was clean enough to meet WHO standards for particulate concentrations, according to the University of Chicago's Air Quality Life Index.

In the News

October 19, 2020

via The Wire Science

Not Just a Committee – We Need the Whole Govt To Address Stubble-Burning

Jyoti Pande Lavakare of Care For Air writes about EPIC's Air Quality Life Index in The Wire Science.