1 Curse called cancer
Anil Agarwal, founder editor of DownToEarth, was diagnosed with cancer in early 1994. In "My story today, your story tomorrow", (November 16-30, 1996) he wrote, "My cancer, like most cancers, is related to environmental pollution". His words still resonate. In 2013, WHO declared outdoor air pollution as group 1 carcinogen. Given Delhi's toxic air, it is not surprising the state has the highest number of lung cancer cases in India.