Category Archives: Asia

Exposure to air pollution in South Asia linked to pregnancy loss, study finds

Pregnant women in South Asia who have been exposed to air pollution face an increased risk of pregnancy loss, miscarriage, and stillbirth, according to a new study. Researchers found that an estimated 349,681 pregnancy losses each year across India, Bangladesh … Continue reading

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Delhi’s economy suffered the most due to severe air pollution last year: Lancet study

Delhi suffered the highest per-capita economic loss due to air pollution last year in India, according to a study published in peer-reviewed medical journal Lancet on Tuesday. The economic loss due to lost output from premature deaths and illness attributable … Continue reading

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#Pakistan Citizens avoid outdoor exertion as capital’s pollution soars

The air quality of the federal capital on Sunday was unhealthy as hazardous pollutants were recorded beyond permissible limits where the health experts warned citizens to avoid prolonged outdoor exertion. The air quality in the metropolis was unhealthy for people … Continue reading

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116,000 infants killed within months due to air pollution in India: Study

Particulate matter 30 times finer than human hair that enters the bloodstream and causes severe health risks Air pollution killed around 116,000 infants in India within the first month of being born, found a new global study on air pollution’s … Continue reading

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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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