Alert For India: Even Brief Exposure To Air Pollution Can Be Deadly, Says Harvard Study

India, where air pollution touched severe levels this winter, has more reasons to worry about the health hazard it poses to the elderly. Even short-term exposure to air pollution was seen to cause pre... table,th,td{ font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid black; } table{ width:580px; } th,td{ text-align:center; paddin... Even small increase in pollutants can lead to deaths Harvard researchers used prediction models to find accurate estimates of PM 2.5 and ozone for most of the US, including unmonitored areas, and link...

Only 1 In 1,000 Indians Lives In Area With Clean Air: New Study

In 2015, only one in 1000 Indians lived in areas where particulate pollution did not exceed the World Health Organization’s (WHO) safe levels for fine, toxic dust particles called PM 2.5, according ... var divElement = document.getElementById('viz1516116395062'); var vizElement = divElement.getElementsByTagName('object')[0]; ... The study also estimated that windblown mineral dust, mostly from sources outside India, accounted for about 30%–larger than any other source–of total PM 2.5 exposure in 2015. “[A]lt... Source: Burden of Disease Attributable to Major Air Pollution Sources in India... The REF scenario, with the least aggressive control measures, leads to PM 2.5 exposure levels rising to 106.3 µg/m3 in 2050–thereby causing 3.6 million deaths in 2050. Even S2–an ambitiou... table,th,td{ font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid black; } table{ width:580px; } th,td{ text-align:center; padding:2px; } th.... “The burden of disease, in terms of the numbers of deaths attributable to total PM 2.5, is substantial and expected to grow in the future, as the population ages and grows and leaves more people sus...