Tag Archives: Asia

Millions of premature births could be linked to air pollution, study finds

Premature births across 183 countries may be associated with fine particulate matter, a common air pollutant, with Africa and Asia especially affected Air pollution could be a contributing factor in millions of premature births around the world each year, a … Continue reading

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One in seven children suffer high air pollution: UNICEF

Almost one in seven children worldwide live in areas with high levels of outdoor air pollution, mostly in South Asia, and their growing bodies are most vulnerable to damage, the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said on Monday. UNICEF called on … Continue reading

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Commonly Used Cheap Cloth Mask Not Very Effective Against Air Pollution

A new study reveals that the cheap cloth masks, most commonly used in highly polluted areas in Asia and Southeast Asia, could not protect people from the harmful effects of air pollution. The study, published in the Journal of Exposure … Continue reading

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The global air pollution ‘blindspot’ affecting 1 billion people 

More than 100 of the world’s poorest and most poorly governed countries have no or limited monitoring of the polluted air their citizens are breathing More than 1 billion people live in countries that do not monitor the air they … Continue reading

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Garbage burning undermines AAP govt’s focus on reducing air pollution 

Piles of leaf and garbage are burnt with impunity in Delhi’s parks and landfills, filling the air with foul smoke containing dangerous levels of carcinogens and carbon dioxide that is blamed for stoking weather extremes. The fumes of burning rubbish, … Continue reading

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Singapore offers to help Indonesia again as air quality here on Monday remains in unhealthy range; 24-hour PSI at 11pm: 128-160

Singapore has offered help to Indonesia again as air quality remained in the unhealthy range on Monday (Sept 14) following a hazy weekend. The 24-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) at 11pm was between 128 and 160. The unhealthy range is 101-200. … Continue reading

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An Interactive Air-Pollution Map

In March, the World Health Organization estimated that air pollution was responsible for 7 million premature deaths in 2012. That’s one out of every eight total deaths in the world. Air quality has gotten worse over the last decade, and for more … Continue reading

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