India | Media campaign to urge the implementation of thermal power plant emission norms

Healthy Energy Initiative India and Doctor’s for Clean Air, along with leading citizen groups and doctors from different regions of that country, recently released a video that shows how the delay in the implementation of emission standards in coal power plants causes irreparable damage to the health of children. 

According to the video, missed deadlines each year causes an estimated  “88,000 cases of childhood asthma, 140,000 cases of pre-term births, and 3,900 premature deaths among children.”

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“The toxic fumes which come out of thermal power plants are poison for the tender developing lungs of children. It not only creates acute problems for them like asthma, bronchitis, persistent cough, and high incidence of infections but also reduces the long-term development of lungs and may cause irreversible harm. Every minute that we are allowing our children to breathe this toxic air is a crime that we are committing towards them” said Dr. Arvind Kumar, Chest Surgeon & Founder Trustee, Lung Care Foundation.

The video has been shared widely across different platforms with the hashtag #implementTPPnormsnow.

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