The report also called for strengthening measures against inefficient modes of transport, household fuel and waste burning

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Air pollution is killing nearly eight lakh people annually in the South East Asian Region (SEAR) with India alone accounting for over 75 per cent of the casualties caused by cardiovascular diseases and lung cancer, according to a new World Health Organisation (WHO) report on Tuesday.

The report said nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air while nearly 90 per cent of air pollutionrelated deaths occur in low and middle-income countries, with nearly two out of three occurring in WHO’s South-East Asia including India and Western Pacific regions.