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Health and environment (Category: colour)

Woman surrounded by smoke, talking on mobile phone, India


Special mention
Photographer: Shantanu Das - Mumbai, India

Environmental factors can have a positive or negative impact on a person's health and functioning. This photograph shows the co-existence of modern technologies along side air pollution and respiratory diseases. Mobile phones facilitate communication even for poor people, but the polluted air around this woman may harm her health and functioning in the long term.

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