Over 1.2 million people died in India due to air pollution in 2017, said a global report.
The State Of Global Air report 2019, was produced by U.S based Health Effects Institute (HEI).
The study noted that air pollution causes 5 million deaths globally, over half of which were from India and China.
In India, air pollution is the third-highest cause of death among all health risks, ranking just above smoking.
The study further states that the life span of a South Asian child growing up in high levels of air pollution reduced by 2 years, while global life expectancy loss is 20 months.
Across the world air pollution is responsible for more deaths than many other risk factors such as malnutrition, alcohol use, and physical inactivity says report.