India is among the most polluted countries in the world, and a majority of its population lives in areas with poor air quality. Paradoxically, the quantity of data on urban AP exposure available in India is largely inadequate, and most urban policies do not take air pollution exposure in account. In her talk, Pallavi provided an overview on air pollution in India, and discussed the nature of air pollution in New Delhi, and how that relates to the rapidly growing cities in India.
Pallavi Pant is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Environmental Health at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (USA). She has a PhD in Environmental Health from the University of Birmingham, UK and Master’s degree in Environmental Studies from TERI University, India. Her research focuses on characterization and assessment of levels and composition of particulate matter and associated health effects, particularly in developing countries. Outside the lab, Pallavi is interested in public engagement activities focused on air quality and health.