Tag Archives: Air Pollution

Delhi, Faridabad among 5 cities with worst air pollution: Government 

Delhi and Faridabad were among the top five cities with the worst air pollution in the country between 2015 and 2016, the Rajya Sabha was informed today. “Cities can be ranked on the basis of different criteria pollutants with different … Continue reading

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When air pollution is bad, know how to protect yourself 

There are steps we can take to protect ourselves and our families from air pollution, which has well-documented negative consequences for childhood asthma, birth outcomes, pregnancy risks, cardiovascular health, and other diseases. The World Health Organization reported this month that … Continue reading

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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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Red alert: Medellin air pollution kills 6 times more people than guns

Breathing in Medellin, Colombia’s second largest city, has become such a health hazard that the local government on Wednesday declared a red alert. The red alert seeks to lower smog levels that reportedly cost eight lives a day, more than six times the … 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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Renault and Jeep diesel cars are ‘biggest culprits for toxic fumes’, Which? car tests show 

More than 270 diesel cars were tested to find out which have the highest emissions Diesel cars made by Renault and Jeep are the biggest culprits emitting the most toxic fumes into Britain’s air, according to a study by Which? … Continue reading

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Winter ozone problem returns to western Wyoming gas fields

Itchy eyes and scratchy throats blamed on high levels of wintertime ozone have returned to western Wyoming’s gas patch for the first time in six years, and so too has finger-pointing over who’s responsible for fouling the air. The ozone … Continue reading

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Four select committees launch joint inquiry into UK air pollution crisis 

MPs say unprecedented investigation will study harm caused by toxic air and scrutinise government efforts to tackle it MPs from four influential committees are coming together to launch a joint inquiry into the scale and impact of the UK’s air … Continue reading

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