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What's causing the heavy smog in China? Premier says reason unknown, need more research

What's causing the heavy smog in China? Premier says reason unknown, need more research

 While highlighting steps to address coal burning, exhaust of vehicles and dust to control smog specially in the winter, he said the causes for its recurrence is not fully understood.

Tighter air quality standards in China could prevent 3 million premature deaths each year

Tighter air quality standards in China could prevent 3 million premature deaths each year

Although PM10 mortality associations varied substantially across different cities, the researchers found a link between daily mortality and exposure to PM10 in 87 per cent of sampled cities.

Air pollution: Data on ozone-related deaths needs to be scrutinised, says Environment Minister Dave

The data related to ozone collected by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for 2016 shows that ozone levels have not exceeded the permissible level of 100ug/m3 at any of the locations during 2016.

Delhi's air quality improves, cleaner than Mumbai's in past two weeks

Delhi's air quality improves, cleaner than Mumbai's in past two weeks

According to a study by the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), Delhi considered to be one of the most polluted cities in the world had cleaner air than Mumbai in past two weeks.

B vitamins may provide a healthy shield against air pollution, claims study!

B vitamins may provide a healthy shield against air pollution, claims study!

 The study shows how individual-level prevention may be used to control the potential pathways underlying adverse effects of PM2.5, particles with an aerodynamic diameter of less than 2.5 micrometres.

Beware! Increase in vehicular density causing spike in NO2 levels in Delhi air

Beware! Increase in vehicular density causing spike in NO2 levels in Delhi air

In 2015, the average level of NO2, a toxic byproduct of diesel combustion, was 73 micrograms per cubic metre (ug/m3), as against the permissible annual average of 40 ug/m3.

Environmental pollutants claim lives of 1.7 million children each year: WHO

Environmental pollutants claim lives of 1.7 million children each year: WHO

A polluted environment is a deadly one - particularly for young children, says Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General.

Ro-Ro gets NGO green signal; calls for long-term approach to lessen pollution

The Greenpeace India said movement of goods through public transport systems such as railways is a cleaner way of transportation compared to the truck-based system.

Consume THIS fatty acid to mitigate damage caused by air pollution

Consume THIS fatty acid to mitigate damage caused by air pollution

Omega-3 fatty acids (OFAs), found in a variety of foods including in oily fish, soy beans and spinach, could reduce inflammation and oxidative stress caused by air pollution by up to half, according to the study conducted in mice.

Air pollution may mitigate antibiotic effectiveness

Air pollution may mitigate antibiotic effectiveness

The study by researchers at the University of Leicester in the UK has important implications for the treatment of infectious diseases, which are known to be increased in areas with high levels of air pollution.

India's air quality deteriorated faster than ever post 2010

India's air quality deteriorated faster than ever post 2010

The report also said a million Indians die from the effects of air pollution every year, a link that the government has rejected.
 

China reinforces efforts to control air quality

China reinforces efforts to control air quality

A cement producer in Beijing used more electricity than usual in December, when it should have suspended production.

Children in London schools are exposed to toxic air: Report

Children in London schools are exposed to toxic air: Report

A new study had found that children in London schools are exposed to toxic air.

China suffered from air pollution more in January, says official data

China suffered from air pollution more in January, says official data

The city of Haikou in Hainan Province continued to have the cleanest air out of the nation's 74 major cities, while Shijiazhuang in Hebei Province was the worst polluted.

DNA: Analysis of the danger and threat to human life due to air pollution

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Air pollution claims two Indian lives every minute, says study!

Air pollution claims two Indian lives every minute, says study!

The study says causes of air pollution and climate change are intricately linked and needed to be tackled together.

Air quality inspectors investigate air quality in China

Air quality inspectors investigate air quality in China

The teams went to cities in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and neighbouring areas, including Shanxi, Shandong and Henan provinces, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) said.

Air pollution woes: European Union furnishes 'final warnings' to five nations

Air pollution woes: European Union furnishes 'final warnings' to five nations

Nitrogen dioxide pollution, much of it caused by road traffic, represents a serious health risk.

Maximum deaths in India occur due to ozone pollution: Report

Maximum deaths in India occur due to ozone pollution: Report

The report further mentions that India's toll is 13 times higher than Bangladesh's and 21 times higher than Pakistan's.

Delhi's air quality plunged sharply in 2016

Delhi's air quality plunged sharply in 2016

The annual prescribed standards of PM 2.5 and PM 10 are 40 and 60 micrograms per cubic metre (ug/m3) in India. The corresponding 24-hour standards are 60 and 100 respectively.