Air pollution can emerge from various sources and can directly or indirectly affect your health. For example, passive smoking.
New Delhi: If you think it is just the lungs or the respiratory system which get affected by polluted air containing high levels of toxic gases and suspended particles — think again. Medical experts say poor air quality can cause several problems for the eyes as well, including corneal damage. “Unlike the nose or mouth, […]
New Delhi: The air quality of the national capital and surrounding areas saw slight improvement from near “severe” to very-poor” on Friday as winds continue determining Delhi’s pollution level. On a brighter side, the air quality will not drop until November 5, said System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), adding surface […]
New Delhi: Tiny air pollution particles can also increase the risk of stroke in youngsters and healthy people by damaging the inner lining of their veins and arteries, according to medical experts. Praveen Gupta, Director, Neurology, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, said that there has been a rise of young patients in the last few […]
New Delhi: With more than half of the national capital suffering a “severe or severe-plus” air quality, Delhi and the regions around it saw a sudden spike in effluents on Sunday, with Faridabad’s air 25 times more polluted than safety standards. According to the data from the Central Pollution Control Board’s (CPCB) monitoring station, the […]
New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday said that no Bharat Stage IV vehicle shall be sold across the country with effect from April 1, 2020. The Bharat stage emission standards are standards instituted by the government to regulate output of air pollutants from motor vehicles. The Bharat Stage VI (or BS-VI) emission norm would come […]
London: Researchers have found that levels of two major air pollutants have been drastically reduced since lockdowns began in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but a secondary pollutant – ground-level ozone – has increased in China. Two new studies, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, found that nitrogen dioxide pollution over northern China, Western […]