Link to the Commentary published in Environmental Epidemiology (An Official Journal of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology): https://journals.lww.com/environepidem/Fulltext/2020/10000/Building_capacity_for_air_pollution_epidemiology.5.aspx?context=LatestArticles
Air pollution represents a major public health threat in India affecting 19% of the world’s population at extreme levels. Despite this, research in India lags behind in large part due to a lack of comprehensive air pollution exposure assessment that can be used in conjunction with health data to investigate health effects. The vision of the Consortium for Health effects of AIr pollution Research in India (CHAIR India) is to rapidly expand the evidence base of the multiple effects of ambient air pollution. In this commentary, read more about the motivation, rationale, and vision for the consortium and a path forward for reducing the enormous burden of disease from air pollution in India.