India's Diesel Cars Are Proving Lethal

Exhaust from the subsidized fuel causes cancer, asthma, and more
Photograph by Kuni Takahashi/Bloomberg

Molecular biologist George Easow’s move to India to start a clinical diagnostics business lasted just three weeks before he decided to give up and return to the U.K. Within days of the family’s move to New Delhi, his 7-month-old daughter, Fiona, was wheezing and gasping for air because of smog. “She could hardly breathe,” says her father.

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