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Bangladesh Air Pollution

"Brick kilns are the leading cause of air pollution in the country, while vehicular emissions have been identified as the second largest contributor..."

Indian Brick Sector Issues

"Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has recognised the brick production industry as a highly resource and energy intensive and polluting industry owing to prevalence of obsolete production technologies. While, the clusters are the source of local air pollution affecting local population, agriculture and vegetation; at a global scale they also contribute to climate change..."

The Economist - Air pollution in India

"MID-AFTERNOON in Delhi, and a red blob looms in the haze. The sun barely illuminates the city. A yellow-green smog hangs low. Even indoors, fuzzy halos of dust and smoke surround lamps..."