In Winters, 64% Of Delhi’s Fine-Particulate Pollution From Outside City

New Delhi: Delhi contributes no more than 36% to its fine-particulate (PM 2.5) pollution during winters, with 64% coming from sources outside the 56,800-sq-km area of the national capital region (NCR)...

660 Million Indians Could Live Longer If India Follows These 5 Recommendations

New Delhi: Provide the public with regular information about polluters and fine industries for emissions that exceed legal limits. These are two of five “evidence-based” recommendations to tack...

Toxic Air To Blame For Lung Cancer; No Longer Just A Smoker’s Disease

Mumbai: Smokers and non-smokers now represent an equal number of lung-cancer patients, according to a study carried out by the Lung Care Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation focused on improving ...

Toxic Air Is Now A Year-Round Problem For Delhi

Mumbai: Delhi’s toxic air is no longer limited to winters. While Delhi is experiencing high levels of air pollution largely caused by a dust storm hitting western India, high 24-hour average le...

Kanpur Has World’s Most Toxic Air, As Do Indian Cities

Mumbai: Kanpur reported the worst particulate matter (PM) 2.5 level of 173 micrograms per cubic metre (μg/m3)--annual mean--across the world measured in 2016, data from the Word Health Organization (...

Half Of India’s 94 Cities With Toxic Air In 4 States (Including 1 Himalayan State)

New Delhi: Every third city that failed to meet national air quality standards in India--where most people die of air pollution than any other nation--was in two of the country’s biggest states, Mah...

Govt Admits: Toxic Air in 13 Southern Cities. At Least 26 More With Unsafe Air

New Delhi: As the Centre plans to clean the air in 13 south Indian cities, 26 more cities spread across four south Indian states reported annual particulate pollution levels higher than the national s...

8 Of Every 10 Indian Cities Breathe Toxic Air

People living in eight of every 10 Indian cities breathe toxic dust particles, PM 10, at levels exceeding national safety limits, according to a recent report. National capital Delhi has the wor...

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...