Category Archives: Asia

Tropical city air pollution led to 470,000 premature deaths in 2018

Cities in the tropics are experiencing a growing air pollution problem, which is estimated to have led to a 62 per cent rise in premature deaths since 2005 Some 470,000 people in cities near the equator died prematurely in 2018 … Continue reading

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Harmful air pollution now affects 99 per cent of everyone on Earth

Almost everyone on Earth lives in areas with harmful levels of air pollution that breach new guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO). The official figure is that 99 per cent of the world’s population is affected, up from 90 … Continue reading

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Report Finds that 97 Percent of Global Cities Did Not Meet Latest WHO Air Quality Guideline

The 2021 World Air Quality Report finds that only three percent of cities and no single country met the latest World Health Organization’s (WHO) PM2.5 annual air quality guideline. The report analyzes PM2.5 air pollution measurements from air monitoring stations … Continue reading

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Deaths linked to PM2.5 pollution in India increased 2.5x in 20 yrs: Report

Deaths attributable to PM2.5 pollution in India have increased by 2.5 times over the last two decades, according to a new report by the Centre for Science and Environment. The report released by Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav on Tuesday … Continue reading

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World Cancer Day 2022: Bad AQI reason behind 60% increase in lung and bladder cancer, say doctors

– Contaminated air is only going to push cancer cases up. – Cases in the country increased at an annual rate of 5 per cent from 2010 to 2019. – Nearly 100 per cent cure for cancers like thyroid and … Continue reading

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Air pollution in Chennai five times higher than WHO limits: Report

An analysis of air quality data of Chennai by Greenpeace India has shown that the average pollution level in the city was much higher than the WHO air quality guidelines. A report by NGO Greenpace International, released in January, revealed … Continue reading

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Dust storm from Balochistan causes haze over Mumbai, air quality drops to ‘severe’

As per IMD reports, a dust storm originating in the Gulf area and Karachi, Pakistan, towards Rajasthan and neighboring Gujarat, coupled with warmer temperatures in areas along the Arabian sea including Mumbai has led to sand particles entering and polluting … Continue reading

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Ozone pollution: Gas causes $63 billion damage per year to East Asian crops

Rising levels of ground-level ozone in China and nearby countries are having a big effect on the yields of staple crops such as wheat, rice and maize Increasing concentrations of ground-level ozone in East Asia are causing ever more damage … Continue reading

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