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Air Pollution May Cut Life Expectancy By 5.4 Years in Odisha: Study

As per the University of Chicago's AQLI, inhabitants in the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapada, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Dhenkanal, Angul, Cuttack and Khordha are losing more than 6 years of their life expectancy

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Odisha Pollution Control Board Eases Emergency Measures As Air Quality Improves In Rourkela

Rourkela: The State Pollution Control Board eased its earlier proposed emergency measures including the closure of schools and colleges in Rourkela after the air quality in the Steel City improved on Thursday. In a fresh letter to Sundargarh district Collector and Commissioner of the Rourkela Municipal Corporation, the Pollution Control Board has urged the authorities […]

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Air Pollution On Rise In 7 Towns Of Odisha: Environment Minister

Bhubaneswar: Air pollution is alarming in seven towns in Odisha due to rising vehicular movement, said Forest and Environment Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh. Responding to a query posed by Salipur MLA Prashant Behera, Arukh on Tuesday informed the Odisha Assembly that these towns have dangerous air pollutants, PM10 and PM2.5, in the air. These cities […]

Smog Alert For Odisha! Know The Time And Places Where It Will Play Havoc!
Smog Alert For Odisha! Know The Time And Places Where It Will Play Havoc!

Bhubaneswar: Planning any wintry weekend shopping or thinking of just taking a stroll at the markets during the evening hours in the districts of Cuttack, Khordha (including Bhubaneswar), Puri, Ganjam (including Berhampur), Jagatsinghpur, Bhadrak, Kendrapara and Nayagarh? Do a rethink. Smog is going to rule here. It will attain the heights in the evening hours […]

Something Is In The Air: Elderly, Kids And Asthmatics Need To Stay Indoors In Odisha On Dec 9!
Alert! Why Elderly, Kids & Asthmatics Need To Stay Indoors In Odisha On Dec 9!

Bhubaneswar: Here is an important health alert for the elderly, kids, asthmatic and chronic bronchitis patients in the State. Air quality in Odisha, especially in places like Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara and Balasore will take the worst turn on coming Wednesday (December 9). As per IMD’s recently launched air quality model forecast system, the prediction […]

Air Pollution Contributes 15% To Covid Mortality
Air Pollution Contributes 15% To Covid Mortality

New Delhi: Air pollution is an important cofactor increasing the risk of mortality from COVID-19 as per latest research, the National Green Tribunal was informed on Thursday. Senior advocate Raj Panjawani and advocate Shibhani Ghosh, who have been appointed by the tribunal as amicus curiae in a case related to ban on fire crackers, told […]

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New Law To Curb Air Pollution In Delhi-NCR: Rs 1 Cr Fine, 5-Year Jail

New Delhi: The Centre has issued an ordinance, making pollution an offence with a jail term, which can go up to 5 years and a penalty up to Rs 1 crore. The ordinance, was issued on Wednesday night after the approval of the President. Earlier, this week Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, during the hearing of […]

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Air Pollution Ups Covid-19 Deaths By 15% Worldwide: Study

London:  In a major global study, researchers have revealed that long-term exposure to air pollution may be linked to 15 per cent of Covid-19 deaths worldwide. According to the study, published in the journal Cardiovascular Research, in Europe the proportion was about 19 per cent, in North America it was 17 per cent, and in […]

Scientists Say, Air Pollution May Hinder India's Fight Against COVID-19
Scientists Say, Air Pollution May Hinder India's Fight Against COVID-19

New Delhi: The causal link between air pollution and COVID-19 cases is yet to be established conclusively but long-term exposure will certainly make people more vulnerable to lung infections, warn scientists as the skies over large parts of north India, including Delhi, turn smoky and the air quality deteriorates rapidly. Their concerns come amid several […]

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Urban Air Pollution May Make Covid-19 More Severe: Study

New York: In a major study, researchers have found that long-term exposure to urban air pollution may have made Covid-19 more deadly. “Both long-term and short-term exposure to air pollution has been associated with direct and indirect systemic impact on the human body by enhancing oxidative stress, acute inflammation, and respiratory infection risk,” said study […]

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Pollution In Paradip: Green Tribunal Slaps Fine On Several Industries

Paradip: Odisha State Pollution Control Board (SPCB), on direction by National Green Tribunal (NGT), has slapped fines on eight errant industries including the Paradip Port Trust for flouting environmental norms in the port city. As per reports, after complaints, the SPCB had issued a show-cause notice to the Port Authority and other industries six months […]

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Air Pollution Can Pose Serious Threat To Brain Health

New York: Although the impact of inhaling polluted air on the lungs is well known, now the researchers have revealed that it can pose a serious threat to brain health as well. The study, published in the journal Chemical & Engineering News, details how researchers are connecting air pollution to dementia, autism and other neurological […]

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Air Pollution's Tiny Particles May Trigger Heart Attacks

New York: Researchers have found that even a few hours’ exposure to ambient ultrafine particles common in air pollution may potentially trigger a non-fatal heart attack. Myocardial infarction is a major form of cardiovascular disease worldwide. Ultrafine particles (UFP) are 100 nanometres or smaller in size. In urban areas, automobile emissions are the primary source […]

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Air Pollution, Stress Linked To Thought Problems In Kids

New York: Parents, please take note. Researchers have revealed that kids with elevated exposure to early life stress in the home and increased prenatal exposure to air pollution exhibited heightened symptoms of attention and thought problems. Early life stress is common in youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who also often live in areas with greater exposure […]

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Air Pollution, Stress Linked To Thought Problems In Kids

New York: Parents, please take note. Researchers have revealed that kids with elevated exposure to early life stress in the home and increased prenatal exposure to air pollution exhibited heightened symptoms of attention and thought problems. Early life stress is common in youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who also often live in areas with greater exposure […]

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Air Pollution May Affect Psychological Health In Kids

London: Air pollution may affect our physical and psychological health in the long run as researchers have found that the children who are exposed to a high level of air pollution while growing up, have an increased risk of developing schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, […]

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Air Pollution Linked To Poor Bone Health Among Indians

New Delhi:  High level of air pollution may be weakening the bones of Indians, in addition to increasing risk for other health conditions such as lung cancer, stroke, respiratory diseases, warns a study. The study analysed the association between air pollution and bone health in over 3,700 people from 28 villages outside the city of Hyderabad. […]

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Air Pollution Linked To Increased Risk Of Depression, Suicide

London: People exposed to higher levels of air pollution are more likely to experience depression or commit suicide, researchers have found. The systematic review and meta-analysis of evidence connecting air pollution and a range of mental health problems, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, reviewed study data from 16 countries. “Our findings correspond with […]

India Should Take Urgent Action To Tackle Air Pollution: WHO

Madrid: India should take urgent action to tackle air pollution as the levels of toxic air in many cities of the country are much higher than the recommended guidelines, which could have a major impact on people’s health, WHO Director Maria Neira said. Several studies conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO), Centre for Science […]

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Air Pollution Linked To Heart Issues In Humans, Animals

London: Researchers have found that air pollution is associated with detrimental impacts on human and animals health, including increased risk of heart disease and stroke. The study, published in The Journal of Physiology, by researchers at The University of Manchester in UK, shows that the knowledge people have about how pollution harms the hearts of […]

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Reducing Air Pollution Can Prevent Early Deaths: Study

New York: Reductions in air pollution yielded fast and dramatic impacts on health-outcomes, as well as decreases in all-cause morbidity, a new study suggests. The study, published in the journal Annals of the American Thoracic Society, reviewed interventions that have reduced air pollution at its source. It looked for outcomes and time to achieve those […]

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Air Pollution Can Cause Blindness

London: Living in a more polluted area is associated with a greater likelihood of having glaucoma, a debilitating eye condition that can cause blindness, says a new study. The findings, published in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, found that people in neighbourhoods with higher amounts of fine particulate matter pollution were at least […]

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UK, India Scientists Collaborate On Clean Air Solutions For Delhi

London: Atmospheric scientists from the UK and India have partnered to tackle chronic air pollution, which is impacting the health of more than 20 million people in Delhi. The Indian capital, one of the country’s most densely populated metropolis, has some of the worst air pollutions of any city in the world. Air quality experts […]

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Use World-Class Technology To Fight Air Pollution: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday insisted that the Central government use world-class technology to address deteriorating air quality in Delhi-NCR region. With the apex court having taken a strong stand to address the depleting air quality and asked all the authorities concerned to work in unison, a senior faculty from IIT Bombay appeared […]

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Plants Better Than Tech For Reducing Air Pollution

New York: Plants and trees may be better and cheaper options than technology to mitigate air pollution, says a new study from an Indian-origin researcher. The study, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, found that adding plants and trees to the landscapes near factories and other pollution sources could reduce air pollution by […]