Tag: Air Pollution

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
Long-term exposure to PM2.5 raises diabetes' risk

Beijing: Long-term exposure to PM2.5, a major particle matter pollutant increases the risk of diabetes, finds a study. Researchers from the Fuwai Hospital under the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences as well as Emory University in the United States evaluated the association between long-term exposure to PM2.5 and diabetes incidence based on data collected from […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Bad air killed over 1.2 mn in India in 2017: Study

New Delhi: Exposure to outdoor and indoor air pollution contributed to over 1.2 million deaths in India in 2017, a new global study said on Wednesday. The study titled “State of Global Air 2019” reported that the life on average of a South Asian child growing up in current high levels of air pollution will be […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Air pollution can lead to birth defects

New York: Exposure to severe air pollution can cause birth defects and even fatalities during pregnancy, new research has found. According to the World Health Organization, nine out of 10 people worldwide breathe air containing a high level of pollutants, and one of every 9 global deaths can be attributed to exposure to air pollution, […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Gujarat launches country's first emissions trading

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani here on the World Environment Day on Wednesday launched the country’s first emissions trading scheme (ETS) to encourage and incentivize the industrial units to cut air pollution. The theme of the World Environment Day, 2019, was air pollution. Under the scheme, the government will fix a cap on emissions […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Google to share air quality findings with scientists

San Francisco: As part of a larger effort to track pollution, Google is releasing air quality data for scientists that it collected from California’s Bay Area and Central Valley with its Street View cars under Project Air View. The data was captured over the last three years and includes measurements that were taken after wildfires […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Air pollution ups hypertension risk in Indian women

Madrid: Ladies, take note. Women who are exposed to high pollution levels in India are at significantly higher risk of suffering from hypertension, warn researchers. The research, published in the journal Epidemiology, studied 5,531 adults from 28 peri-urban villages near Hyderabad city. “Women spend most of their time near their households in this study area […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
Air pollution as bad as smoking a cigarette pack per day

New York: Researchers have found that ozone air pollution which is increasing with climate change can accelerate lung disease as much as that by smoking a pack of cigarettes a day. “We were surprised to see how strong air pollution’s impact was on the progression of emphysema on lung scans, in the same league as […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Pollution in Odisha: State scores equal or more aerosol value vis-a-vis 'notorious' Delhi

Bhubaneswar: Did you witness a somewhat hazy morning in your town today? Don’t blame your spectacles, blame the aerosols. The big revelation is aerosol suspension in the lower atmosphere in coastal Odisha, parts of western and northern Odisha is as worse as in Delhi today. A study of the Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) of Odisha […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021