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By Isabelle Gerretsen. 12th September 2021

Smog is a leading cause of ill health around the world, but one Indian inventor is hoping to make it easier to breathe by scrubbing soot from the air and recycling it.

As a 10-year-old living in Mumbai, Angad Daryani often struggled to breathe during football matches because of the thick smog surrounding the Indian megacity. The heavily polluted air seemed to exacerbate his asthma.

“When I used to play outside in Mumbai, I’d always be coughing because of the pollution,” says Daryani, who is now 23 years old. “Growing up I had asthma. It slowed down my ability to sprint on the football field.”

India has the world’s worst air pollution. Home to 22 of the world’s 30 most polluted cities, India’s toxic air kills more than one million people each year.

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