‘Ella’s case a cue for govt to take air pollution seriously’

Ella Kissi-Debrah died in February 2013 following three years of seizures and 27 visits to hospital for breathing problems. (Representational) Source: Indian Express

Dr. Poornima Prabhakaran, Deputy Director at the Centre for Environmental Health at Public Health Foundation of India said the results of the inquest into Ella’s death will set a precedent for future battles for the ‘right to breathe clean air’. Both from a human rights perspective as well from a health perspective, governments around the world have a duty to effect policies and air quality management plans that uphold the health of their citizens, especially young and vulnerable children like Ella, at the core of all actions. Poor air quality affects children at every stage of life and therefore protecting our future generation across their entire life course is key.

Read the full article titled ‘Ella’s case a cue for govt to take air pollution seriously’ by Anuradha Mascarenhas published in Indian Express.  

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