Category Archives: India

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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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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21 of the world’s 30 cities with the worst air pollution are in India

India has once again topped an annual list of cities with the worst air quality in the world, according to a new report, while Chinese cities have continued to show improvements from the previous year. Twenty-one of the world’s 30 … Continue reading

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New Delhi schools closed as air pollution worsens

The air quality in New Delhi was rated as “severe” for the third day in a row. A thick gray haze covers the city, making travel and outdoor activities both dangerous and difficult. Schools in New Delhi shut on Thursday … Continue reading

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Flights diverted in Delhi as toxic smog hits worst levels of 2019

Car fumes, industrial emissions and smoke from farms have contributed to pollution crisis Pollution in Delhi has reached its worst levels so far this year, at almost 400 times the amount deemed healthy, causing planes to be diverted away from … Continue reading

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Schools in New Delhi shut until November 5 as air pollution severe

Schools in the Indian capital will be shut until Nov. 5, the city government said on Friday, as residents breathed the season’s worst air for a third straight day. As farm fires from New Delhi’s neighbouring states sent swathes of … Continue reading

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New Delhi pollution prompts call to shut schools, sporting events

Farm fires in nearby states have sent clouds of smoke over the city, posing a health risk to its 20 million residents. Some doctors and residents urged New Delhi authorities to shut schools and cancel outdoor sporting events in the … Continue reading

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