Category Archives: Asia

Lumbini chokes as pollution levels cross safe limits  

Data analysis of air quality monitoring stations set up last year in five places across the country shows that Lumbini is the most polluted city followed by Chitwan, Ratnapark (Kathmandu), Pulchowk (Lalitpur) and Dhulikhel (Kavrepalanchok). Data collected from the air … Continue reading

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Here are some of the world’s worst cities for air quality 

Trying to get away from airborne ammonia? Don’t linger in Lagos or Delhi. If you’re bent on avoiding ozone, you might want to add Beijing, Karachi, and Los Angeles to your list. These are some of the cities with the … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Risk Boosted by Even Short-Term Air Pollution, Korean Study Says

Even brief exposure to air pollution can increase the risk of Parkinson’s disease and other neurological diseases, concludes a Korean study. The study, “Short-term air pollution exposure aggravates Parkinson’s disease in a population-based cohort,” appeared in the journal Scientific Reports. Various environmental factors … Continue reading

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‘Airpocalypse’ smog events in China linked to melting ice cap, research reveals 

Stagnant weather caused by fast-melting Arctic ice helped create conditions for China’s recent extreme air pollution events, scientists say Climate change played a major role in the extreme air pollution events suffered recently by China and is likely to make … Continue reading

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Mumbai be warned! Air pollution in the city is worse than even Delhi

Mumbaikars there’s some bad news for you. Mumbai has recorded higher air pollution levels than Delhi over the last two weeks. A study conducted by System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) has found that Mumbai has worse … Continue reading

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Air pollution in Hanoi reaches hazardous levels 

Air pollution in the capital city, which has been bad since last Tuesday, is so severe now that health experts have warned people to stay indoors. The Air Quality Index at various air monitoring stations across Ha Noi showed dangerously … Continue reading

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Lampang at risk from forest fire haze 

Residents of Muang district in Lampang have been urged to wear face masks to protect themselves against haze pollution as authorities step up efforts to stop forest fires near Doi Phra Bath. Healthcare workers are advising people on how to … Continue reading

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Nepal bans old vehicles in Kathmandu to combat air pollution 

Around 2,500 old vehicles have been banned in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, in a bid to curb the high levels of air pollution in the city Air pollution levels in Kathmandu have reached nine times the limits set by the World Health Organisation … Continue reading

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