Thursday, May 17, 2007

Oxygen supplies for India police

By Subir Bhaumik
BBC News, Calcutta

Taxi belches out smoke in Calcutta
Few vehicles are tested for pollution emissions
Police stations across the Indian city of Calcutta have been equipped with oxygen devices to enable police to offset the effects of pollution. The extra air is for the benefit of hundreds of traffic policemen in the city who have to brave some of the worst pollution in the world.

The move follows a recent report which said that some 70% of people in the city suffer from respiratory disorders.
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