Tag: Air Pollution

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 […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 19 April 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 14 April 2021
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 […]

  • Sunday, 11 April 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 10 April 2021
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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 […]

  • Saturday, 10 April 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 10 April 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 10 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 08 April 2021
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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 […]

  • Sunday, 04 April 2021
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 […]

  • Sunday, 04 April 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 01 March 2021