Tag: Air Pollution

Air pollution may weaken your bones: Study

New York: Not just respiratory infections, high exposure to air pollution, mainly sooty black material emitted from gas and diesel engines, may also higher the risk of bone fractures as such exposure weakens it, says a new study. The study is significant as Delhi and National Capital Region continue to witness bad air quality for […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Air pollution can cause stroke: Health experts

New Delhi: As pollution level have started to weaken at an alarming level in the National Capital Region, experts have warned that exposure to polluted air can lead to stroke among adults. Although it was earlier believed that pollution only increased the risk of heart problems, it also possesses the capability to damage inner linings […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Spike in respiratory patients due to air pollution in Delhi

New Delhi: With the air quality of the national capital and adjoining cities consistently deteriorating, major city hospitals saw a spike in the patients complaining of respiratory issues. According to the medical experts, most of the patients are being diagnosed with bronchitis and advance asthma. Experts however believe the volume of patients would be lesser […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Air pollution cuts growth of working memory in kids

London: Exposure to air pollution on the way to school can have damaging effects on growth of children’s working memory, suggests new research. The study, published in the journal Environmental Pollution, found an association between a reduction in working memory and exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) — fine inhalable particles that have diameters of […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Even low levels of air pollution could damage your kidneys

New York: Besides, negative effects on cardiovascular health and life expectancy, increased exposure to air pollution may also harm your kidneys, researchers warn. The study suggests that there really is no “safe” level for air pollution, as even the lowest levels of particulate matter in the air can do great harm to the kidneys and […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Indians can live four extra years if air-quality standards are met

New Delhi: India being one of the most polluted countries globally, just meeting the international air-quality standards can add “four years” to the average life of people here, while meeting the national standards can add one year, says a study. The study released by the Energy Policy Institute at The University of Chicago (EPIC), which […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
113 industries asked to shut amid 'very poor' air quality in Delhi

New Delhi: Amid deteriorating air quality in Delhi, authorities have asked 113 industries to shut for not converting to Piped Natural Gas (PNG), an official statement said Monday. Of the 113 units, 67 are located in Bawana and Narela industrial areas, it said. Delhi’s air continued to remain in the “very poor” category on Monday […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
No Bharat Stage IV vehicle shall be sold across the country from April 1, 2020: SC

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 […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Odisha launches 'star-rating' system for industries to cut air pollution

Bhubaneswar: In its bid to clean up the air, the Odisha government on Monday launched a ‘Star Rating’ system here for industries, the first-of-its-kind initiative in the state, to ensure transparency in compliance to pollution standards. The programme, launched by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, will rate industries from 1 to 5 based on their efforts […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Air pollution may damage brain

New York: Long-term exposure to air pollution may lead to loss of white matter in the brain, a research has found. White matter in the brain is made of axon cells, which enable the nerves to communicate. In a new study, older women who lived in places with higher air pollution had significantly reduced white […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Air pollution puts kids at allergy risk

Toronto: Exposure to outdoor air pollution during the first year of life increases the risk of developing allergies to food, mould, pets and pests, says a study. The sensitivity to allergens is associated with exposure to traffic-related air pollution during infancy, the findings showed. “This is the first study to find a link between air […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
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Air pollution as toxic as cigarette smoke for pregnant women

Moms-to-be note! Exposure to air pollution during pregnancy may be as harmful as second hand smoking, a new study has warned

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
Kaniha residents of Angul choking on pollution

Angul: Residents of several villages under Kaniha police limits of the district continue to bear the brunt of high pollution levels in the area due to the incessant dust, fly ash and spillage of effluents from nearby NTPC and Jindal India Thermal Power Limited plants. Hundreds of locals took to streets and staged a dharna […]

  • Friday, 18 June 2021
Crop residue burning gobbles up $30 bn annually: Reports

New Delhi: Burning of crop residue, a common practice by Punjab and Haryana growers, leads to an estimated economic loss of over $30 billion annually, besides being a leading risk factor for acute respiratory infection, especially among children, researchers said on Monday. The study at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and its partner […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Polluted air kills around 6 lakh children every year: UN

Geneva: Air pollution, both outside and inside home, is a silent and invisible prolific killer responsible for premature death of 7 million people each year, including 600,000 children, according to a UN expert on environment and human rights. According to David R. Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur, more than 6 billion people, one-third of them children, […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021