Category Archives: Asia

Foggy Tuesday Morning In Delhi, Air Quality ‘Severe’

The Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi at 9 a.m. was 409 (severe) against 403 (severe) on Monday recorded at 4 p.m., on a scale of 0 to 500. It was a foggy morning in the national capital on Tuesday … Continue reading

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South Korea smothered in Chinese air pollution

South Korea issued Tuesday dust advisories in some parts of the country as microdust particles and yellow dust blow in from China. The Korea Meteorological Administration said the concentration level of fine dust particles, categorized as PM 10, is recorded … Continue reading

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Living with air pollution

People wearing smoke masks, children going stir-crazy indoors, families driving hours to find fresh air. Alarming as it is to some, unhealthy air enveloping the San Francisco Bay Area in recent days is all too familiar to millions of people … Continue reading

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12 stations flash red pollution alerts in central, southern Taiwan

Due to poor diffusion conditions and an accumulation of pollutants, the air quality in central and southern Taiwan is still poor with harmful levels of pollution reported in 30 air quality monitoring stations, 12 of which are flashing red alerts. … Continue reading

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Air pollution skyrockets to hazardous levels in India

Toxic clouds descended upon New Delhi on Thursday, forcing residents indoors and posing significant health concerns. The lethal smog came just hours after celebrations to mark Diwali, the Hindu “festival of the lights.” Commemorating the triumph of good over evil, … Continue reading

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World’s Worst Air Pollution Spikes as Indians Go Firecracker Crazy

Air pollution levels skyrocketed in New Delhi and left India’s capital shrouded in toxic smog as millions of Indians set off firecrackers on Wednesday evening for Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. The air quality index, or AQI, hit 980 … Continue reading

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The when, where and what of air pollutant exposure

Scientists have linked air pollution with many health conditions including asthma, heart disease, lung cancer and premature death. Among air pollutants, fine particulate matter is especially harmful because the tiny particles (diameter of 2.5 ?m or less) can penetrate deep … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to autism

The study of children in Shanghai, from birth to three years, found that exposure to fine particles (PM2.5) from vehicle exhausts, industrial emissions and other sources of outdoor pollution increased the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by up … Continue reading

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