Category Archives: Asia

Nepal has ‘world’s highest’ lung disease death rate

Nepal has the world’s highest age-adjusted death rate for chronic lung disease at 182.5 per 100,000 population, with more than 3,000 years lost to ill health or disability from the condition, according to an international study. Nearly all cases of … Continue reading

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Major cities blighted by nitrogen dioxide pollution, research finds

Shanghai, Moscow and Tehran have the highest levels of NO2 pollution, according to the research Cities in relatively prosperous countries are blighted by serious levels of air pollution from nitrogen dioxide, often without realising the extent of the problem, research has … Continue reading

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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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