pollutants

Even a bit of air pollution could damage your kidneys

Even a bit of air pollution could damage your kidneys

Even levels below the limit set by the EPA were harmful to the kidneys. This suggests that there is no safe level of air pollution, says an expert.

Sep 22, 2017, 19:19 PM IST
Air pollution: These are India's most polluted cities; Delhi tops the list

Air pollution: These are India's most polluted cities; Delhi tops the list

The study pointed out that it's not just Delhi, but none of the 168 Indian cities monitored comply with the WHO standards.

Jan 12, 2017, 14:23 PM IST
Arctic area pollutants threatening polar bear: Study

Arctic area pollutants threatening polar bear: Study

The exposure of the Arctic ecosystem to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) is toxic to the health of endangered polar bears, researchers warn.

Jan 06, 2017, 01:00 AM IST
Odd-even plan: Pollutants in Delhi's air on higher side

Odd-even plan: Pollutants in Delhi's air on higher side

Pollutants in Delhi's air on Monday remained consistently on the higher side, plunging it to 'severe' category at times, which saw a spike from around 8 am, when the 'odd-even' restrictions began, amid the presence of smog.

Jan 04, 2016, 23:57 PM IST

Air pollution: What it can do to your kid's health and steps to reduce risk!

Air pollutants when inhaled can have serious impact on human health, affecting lungs and the respiratory system as well as the heart.

Dec 09, 2015, 11:35 AM IST

Spurt in number of people suffering from respiratory problems

With the level of pollutants and particulate matter in the air going up, hospitals in the city have witnessed a spurt in the number of people suffering from respiratory ailments, asthma and bronchitis.

Dec 06, 2015, 12:40 PM IST

Pollution and eye care: Tips to prevent eye infections

Eye allergies and conjunctivitis, which, if not treated in time, can lead to cornea problems affecting vision.

Dec 03, 2015, 00:06 AM IST
Smartphone could help detect air pollution

Smartphone could help detect air pollution

 The revolutionary method we have developed is a great start to creating a handheld, low-cost and personalised NO2 sensor that can even be incorporated into smartphones.

Nov 13, 2015, 13:53 PM IST

Children exposed to toxic air likelier to have lower GPAs

A new study has revealed that children who are exposed to toxic air pollutants at home are likelier to have lower GPAs.

Aug 29, 2015, 00:24 AM IST

Massive pollutants by factories plaguing Bohai Sea in China

Chinese factories are discharging more than 2.8 billion tonnes of waste water besides seven lakh tonnes of other pollutants annually into Bohai Sea in the north and northeast China, severely damaging local environment, a report said.

Aug 11, 2015, 16:44 PM IST

NGT seeks report on service stations operating in capital

Automobile service stations operating in the capital and discharging toxic pollutants like grease and oil into the Yamuna have come under the radar of the National Green Tribunal which has sought a status report on their functioning.

Aug 11, 2015, 00:09 AM IST

Moth's mating behaviour can help build better drones

Imitating moth mating behaviour can help researchers develop airborne robots or drones that ply the sky searching for signature odours from pollutants.

May 31, 2015, 19:11 PM IST

Air conditioning use poised to spike worldwide: Study

The use of air conditioning may rise dramatically by the end of the century, requiring far more electricity and sending pollutants into the atmosphere at unprecedented rates, researchers warned Mon

Apr 28, 2015, 03:31 AM IST

Nepal bans polythene use in Kathmandu

Nepal Tuesday declared capital Kathmandu a polythene-free zone as the country observed its official New Year.

Apr 14, 2015, 22:26 PM IST

Household 'green' products pose health hazards

The so-called household "green" products, including air fresheners, cleaning products, laundry supplies and personal care products, contain lot of health hazards, finds a new study.

Mar 08, 2015, 13:16 PM IST
14 people stand trial over arsenic pollution in China

14 people stand trial over arsenic pollution in China

Fourteen people from six mining companies have pleaded guilty to causing arsenic pollution in central China which poisoned 49 villagers and incurred a loss of over USD 1.3 million.

Dec 26, 2014, 13:11 PM IST

Electronic 'tongue' mimics how people distinguish tastes

Scientists have developed a new inexpensive and highly sensitive electronic 'tongue' that could sample food and drinks as a quality check before they hit the stores.

Nov 13, 2014, 15:38 PM IST

Pregnant women should take precautions during Diwali

Not only the pollutants but the loud noise of crackers could be harmful for pregnant women and newborns during Diwali, said experts.

Oct 22, 2014, 15:20 PM IST

Vitamin B12 could detoxify pollutants

Looking at how certain organisms manage to lower the toxicity of pollutants, researchers have discovered that vitamin B12 could be the key to combating pollution.

Oct 20, 2014, 16:02 PM IST

Ganga pollution: Govt warn of stringent action against industries

The government Wednesday warned of stringent action against industries that are violating pollution norms on the banks of the river Ganga and its tributaries.

Oct 08, 2014, 21:06 PM IST