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Pollution levels in your car cabin during rush-hour are higher than previously believed, warns study

Pollution levels in your car cabin during rush-hour are higher than previously believed, warns study

The pollution contains twice the amount of chemicals that cause oxidative stress, which is thought to be involved in many diseases including respiratory and heart diseases, cancer and some types of neuro-degenerative disorders.

NGT notice to Centre on air pollution caused by ships

NGT notice to Centre on air pollution caused by ships

The tribunal was hearing a plea filed by lawyer Shibani Ghosh seeking directions to monitor the pollution caused by ships and vessels entering the Indian maritime coastal waters and submit a report to the NGT.

Concrete may help curb air pollution, says study

Concrete may help curb air pollution, says study

The strategy of using pollution causing material and turning it into an environmental solution could lead to new thinking in urban design and waste management, researchers said.

Gene, air pollution together spike autism risk

Gene, air pollution together spike autism risk

Genetic factors like copy-number variation -- deletions and duplications of repeated DNA -- also lead to the development of autism. 

Air pollution: French woman sues Paris over health damage

Air pollution: French woman sues Paris over health damage

Clotilde Nonnez, an asthmatic 56-year-old, told AFP that she had "nearly died" when air pollution hit record levels in Paris in December 2016.

Researchers develop new hyper-local air pollution map

Researchers develop new hyper-local air pollution map

Most large urban areas tend to have only one air quality monitor for every 100 to 200 square miles. 

Air pollution can hamper heart functioning, raise 'death risk'

Air pollution can hamper heart functioning, raise 'death risk'

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging was conducted to measure left ventricular volume (structure) and left ventricular ejection fraction (function).

Not sleeping well? Air pollution could be the reason behind it

Not sleeping well? Air pollution could be the reason behind it

Now, researchers have linked air pollution to poor sleep, adding that greater exposure to nitrogen dioxide and small particulates known as PM 2.5s may disrupt your sleep.  

Here's a nanomaterial that could cut down car exhaust pollution

Here's a nanomaterial that could cut down car exhaust pollution

Catalytic converters reduce the pollution from vehicle exhaust by converting toxic gases and pollutants to less toxic pollutants.

Lumbini – The birthplace of Buddha in Nepal faces serious threat from pollution

Lumbini – The birthplace of Buddha in Nepal faces serious threat from pollution

As per recent data collected from air quality monitoring stations in five places across the country show the historic site has become highly polluted.

Delhi air quality shows improvement this year as crop fires reduce

Delhi air quality shows improvement this year as crop fires reduce

Air quality in Delhi is another indicator of reduced crop burning this year. 

World Asthma Day 2017: High air pollution levels in India caused 43% rise in sales of anti-asthma drugs in 4 years

World Asthma Day 2017: High air pollution levels in India caused 43% rise in sales of anti-asthma drugs in 4 years

World Asthma Day is held on the first Tuesday of May each year to raise awareness, care and support for those affected by the lung condition.

Lakhs of Delhi vehicles plying without pollution under control certificates

Lakhs of Delhi vehicles plying without pollution under control certificates

The blatant violations, that potentially imperil the health of millions, have put the spotlight on around 970 centres in the city, that are certified to check the emission content of around 70 lakh vehicles in the city.

DNA: Air pollution not only affects respiration, you heart is at risk too!

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Beware: Air pollution may put you at an increased risk of stroke, heart attack!

Beware: Air pollution may put you at an increased risk of stroke, heart attack!

As per the study, tiny particles in polluted air can travel from the lungs into our bloodstream and increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke.

DNA: Analsysing how air pollution contributes to heart disease

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Rude awakening: More than 2,800 companies in China found violating air pollution rules

Rude awakening: More than 2,800 companies in China found violating air pollution rules

Some companies refused the inspection or prevented inspectors from carrying out their duties.

Pollution from Europe behind one of India's worst droughts

Researchers at Imperial College London in the UK calculated the effect of sulphur dioxide emissions on rainfall in India in the year 2000.

Exceeding limits: Increasing noise pollution, particulate matter in Delhi creating havoc

Exceeding limits: Increasing noise pollution, particulate matter in Delhi creating havoc

The report added that the values of SO2 (sulphur dioxide) are within permissible limits for all locations monitored.

Is the Great Smog of London set to make return?

Is the Great Smog of London set to make return?

In 1952, the Great Smog suffocated London for five days, bringing the city to a standstill as soot-filled clouds descended onto the streets and into people's lungs, leaving more than 12,000 dead.