Category Archives: Asia

Air pollution kills a child every 3 minutes in India

Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar recorded the highest rate of child mortality due to toxic air: Global Burden of Disease 2017 Every three minutes a child dies in India because of inhaling toxic pollutants in the air, according to an analysis … Continue reading

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Indian capital’s air quality plunges despite new measures

The Indian capital’s air quality levels plunged to “poor” on Wednesday, a day after the government initiated stricter measures to fight chronic air pollution. The state-run Central Pollution Control Board’s air quality index for New Delhi stood at 299, about … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to ‘missed’ miscarriages in China: study

Exposure to airborne pollutants increases the risk of “missed” miscarriages in which a fetus dies without a pregnant woman experiencing any noticeable symptoms, researchers said Monday. Previous studies have shown a correlation between air pollution and pregnancy complications, but the … Continue reading

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A very smokey capital

Poor air quality has always been a major problem for people in Delhi. It has been one of the main causes behind many health issues such as breathing problems, skin allergies and so on. Even though Delhiites could breathe easy … Continue reading

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Citing ‘unhealthy air’, Vietnam tells people to limit outdoor activities

Vietnam warned its people on Tuesday to limit outdoor activities because the air quality in the Southeast Asian country has persistently been at “unhealthy” levels for days. The levels of hazardous small particles known as PM2.5 in the air at … Continue reading

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Cooler air blamed for PM2.5 rise

A cloud of ultra-fine dust particles known as PM2.5 has returned to Bangkok due to cooler temperatures, with air quality indicators across the capital registering unhealthy levels of the harmful micro pollutant. According to the Pollution Control Department (PCD), the … Continue reading

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Indonesian forest fires putting 10 million children at risk, says Unicef

Millions aged under five are particularly at risk from the slash and burn fires due to undeveloped immune systems Indonesian forest fires are putting nearly 10 million children at risk due to air pollution, the United Nations has warned. The … Continue reading

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Smoke-laced smog envelops Phuket

Phuket awakes today enveloped by an eerie sea of smoke-laced mist and smog – a combination of light winds, smoke blowing up the Malacca Strait from the Indonesian plantation fires and low seasonal cloud. The conditions have reduced visibility generally … Continue reading

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