Category Archives: Asia

Straw burning worsens Hanoi air pollution

Hanoi farmers burning straw in suburban areas after harvesting has continued worsening the air pollution in the capital. The roads in My Dinh urban area and Thang Long Avenue or Tran Duy Hung and Pham Hung streets are often covered … Continue reading

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Delhi air pollution: Health experts witness 15 percent rise in Asthma cases as air quality degrades

Health experts have been witnessing an almost 15 per cent rise in the number of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Asthma patients for the past 10 days as air quality started aggravating from moderate to poor to very poor … Continue reading

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Blue skies gone, pollution returns to Indian capital

Doctors fear air pollution in COVID-19 era may complicate public health further, as country reports 7M pandemic infections Soon after India enforced a lockdown to stem the spread of COVID-19 this March, halting industrial activity, residents in the capital Delhi … Continue reading

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Study finds that air pollution is a driver of residential electricity demand

A study conducted by Associate Professor Alberto Salvo from the Department of Economics at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences revealed that households respond to ambient air pollution by increasing electricity consumption, which in … Continue reading

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Masks are too dangerous for children under two, Japanese experts warn

Wearing masks has become increasingly common during the coronavirus pandemic, but they should not be used by children under the age of two, according to the Japan Pediatric Association. Japan’s coronavirus guidelines encourage people to wear masks but the medical … Continue reading

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China sees post-lockdown rise in air pollution: study

China’s levels of some air pollutants have risen back to above last year’s levels after dropping when the government imposed strict lockdown measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic, according to a study published on Monday. The rebound was likely due … Continue reading

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Coronavirus: Mandatory for all in Singapore to wear mask when out, except for kids under 2 and those doing strenuous exercise

It is mandatory, with immediate effect, for everyone to wear a mask when they step out as part of stricter measures to curb the further spread of the coronavirus. Those who do not risk a $300 fine for first-time offenders. There … Continue reading

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Chiang Mai air pollution hits dire levels

Chiang Mai province was hit by unprecedented levels of air pollution on Wednesday as intensifying forest fires sent PM2.5 levels in some areas up to 592 microgrammes per cubic metre (ug/m3) of air, almost 12 times above safe levels. The … Continue reading

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