Tag: Air Pollution

Coal dust, round-the-clock transportation bane for Jajpur villagers 
Coal dust, round-the-clock transportation bane for Jajpur villagers 

The aggrieved villagers alleged that the plying of hundreds of coal-laden trucks have damaged the village roads to such an extent that even cyclists are hesitating to commute on the stretches.

  • Thursday, 22 December 2022
Stillbirth
Air pollution is linked to almost a million stillbirths, causing emotional trauma among couples

The World Health Organization estimates that outdoor air pollution causes the deaths of 7 million people each year.

  • Thursday, 08 December 2022
House Plants
Purify the air in your house amid high pollution by keeping these plants

An easy and inexpensive way to reduce indoor pollution is with houseplants. Potted plants are known to reduce the number of air particulates in a room because they purify the air.

  • Friday, 18 November 2022
Air Pollution
5 simple, homemade ways to protect you from air pollution

Air pollution can emerge from various sources and can directly or indirectly affect your health. For example, passive smoking.

  • Saturday, 05 November 2022
Stubble Burning Continues
Punjab Farmers Continue Stubble Farming, Express Helplessness

Stubble burning in Pakka Kalan village in Bathinda. Punjab recorded more than 700-750 farm fires since September. Stubble burning ‘main cause of pollution in New Delhi’

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  • Saturday, 29 October 2022
Long-term exposure to air pollution making women fatter
Long-term exposure to air pollution making women fatter

Researchers from the University of Michigan in the US found that exposure to air pollution was linked with higher body fat, higher proportion fat and lower lean mass among midlife women.

  • Saturday, 15 October 2022
Air pollution now linked to deadly health risks
Air pollution now linked to deadly health risks other than respiratory illnesses

New investigations raise a fresh alarm for the governments and agencies in India to fast-track their efforts to safeguard the population from air pollution.

  • Saturday, 08 October 2022
Air Pollution
Women at greater risk from air pollution than men: Indian-origin researchers

Dr Hemshekhar Mahadevappa and Professor Neeloffer Mookherjee from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada looked for changes in people's blood brought about by exposure to diesel exhaust.

  • Sunday, 04 September 2022
Pollution from cooking emissions hangs in air for days
Pollution from cooking emissions hangs in air for days

Previous research suggests that gas cooking produces about twice as much PM2.5 as electric. It also produces nitrogen oxides (NOx), including nitrogen oxide (NO) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2), carbon monoxide (CO), and formaldehyde (CH2O or HCHO). All of these pollutants are health risks if not properly managed.

  • Saturday, 16 April 2022
Air Pollution
Air Pollution Led To 1,00,000 Premature Deaths In India: Study

In India, air pollution caused an estimated 1,00,000 premature deaths in Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Surat, Pune and Ahmedabad, according to a study.

  • Saturday, 09 April 2022
Air Pollution: AQI Parameters in Rourkela City Above Normal Level, A Cause Of Concern
Air Pollution: AQI Parameters in Rourkela City Above Normal Level, A Cause Of Concern

The Head of the Department (HoD) of Mining Engineering department, Himanshu Bhushan Sahu said the air pollution experienced these days in the city is primarily due to vehicular and industrial pollution. “Bio-mass burning and forest fire have also their share of contribution towards the deteriorating air quality,” maintained Sahu. 

  • Wednesday, 30 March 2022
Air Pollution 2nd Biggest Health Risk In India, Annual Economic Cost Over USD 150Bn: Report
Air Pollution 2nd Biggest Health Risk In India, Annual Economic Cost Over USD 150Bn: Report

The report observed that the lockdowns, restrictions and the resulting economic downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic have made it difficult to determine NCAP's impact based on air pollution levels alone.

  • Wednesday, 23 March 2022
Rs 460 Crore Allocated For Air Pollution, Rs 300 Crore For Tigers
Rs 460 Crore Allocated For Air Pollution, Rs 300 Crore For Tigers

The Ministry has been receiving increased funds for the last few years for conservation of tigers, the dominant species in the forest ecosystem. The allocation is higher from Rs 195 crore in 2020-21, which, in turn was higher from Rs 175 crore in 2014-15, the first year of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.

  • Tuesday, 01 February 2022
Online Classes Difficult?
What Students Prefer Between Offline & Online Classes: School Reopening Reactions

School reopened in Delhi on Saturday (Dec 18) after the state govt’s announced closure due to air pollution. Students share their views on online & offline mode of teaching.

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  • Saturday, 18 December 2021
Can Air Pollution Exposure In Covid Patients Raise Death Risk?
Can Air Pollution Exposure In Covid Patients Raise Death Risk?

Exploratory analyses suggested that younger people of colour may be particularly susceptible, said Mount Sinai-led researchers.

  • Friday, 10 December 2021
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