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Dec

Right to Breathe in Delhi and beyond: Panel Discussion

How do poverty, geography and social status affect one’s right to breathe?  In December 2020, the New York Times published an article following two children in Delhi, and measuring the quality of the air they breathed throughout the day: Who Gets to Breathe Clean Air in New Delhi?” by Jin Wu, Derek Watkins, Josh Williams, Shalini Venugopal Bhagat, Hari Kumar and Jeffrey Gettleman
Meenakshi Kushwaha, AID volunteer who went on to become an environmental health researcher with ILK labs led the team that did the study on which the article was based.  Shweta Narayan, environmental health activist and AID grassroots partner with Community Environmental Monitoring and Health Care without Harm has worked with communities throughout India in monitoring pollution, educating health officials and advocating for change.  They spoke in a panel moderated by Sridhar Vedachalam, AID volunteer and director of water at the Environmental Policy Innovations Center in Washington DC.

New York Times: “Who Gets to Breathe Clean Air in New Delhi?” by Jin Wu, Derek Watkins, Josh Williams, Shalini Venugopal Bhagat, Hari Kumar and Jeffrey Gettleman

Jan 13 2021: AID hosted a panel discussion on the right to breathe, hearing from researchers and activists on the cutting edge:

Meenakshi Kushwaha, environmental health researcher whose work contributed to the special report “Who Gets to Breathe Clean Air in New Delhi?” (New York Times, Dec 17)

Shweta Narayan, environmental justice activist leading the Climate & Health Air Monitoring Project in Chandigarh.

Sridhar Vedachalam, Environmental Policy Innovations Center, Washington DC

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