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Summer Wildfires: Chemicals, and Effects on Air Pollution

Wildfires – such as those in California – can have substantial effects on both air pollution and human health. What are the most common pollutants resulting from the California wildfires, and other fire events – and how dangerous are these … Continue reading

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The quality of air you breathe in Chennai is worse than in Delhi

Chennai had the highest proportion of ‘severe’ days based on AQI Official air quality data for the first half of this year shows that while Delhi does indeed face high levels of air pollution, Kanpur, Varanasi and Chennai are worse … Continue reading

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Air pollution ‘link to stroke risk’

Air pollution is linked to an increased risk of stroke, a large global study in the British Medical Journal suggests. Scientists say even short-term spikes in pollution were mirrored by a rise in strokes – particularly in low and middle-income … Continue reading

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Researchers link air pollution to heart diseases

Responsible for 400,000 deaths each year globally, air pollution has yet to be sufficiently addressed by the world’s governments, researchers have warned. EurActiv France reports. Air pollution damages the heart. According to an expert position paper published in the European … Continue reading

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Study shows way in which air-polluting traffic increases risk of cardiovascular disease

Pollution from vehicles — and not only from factories — triggers the development of cardiovascular diseases, according to new research conducted at Haifa’s Rambam Medical Center that will soon be published in the journal Toxicology and Industrial Health. Urban living … Continue reading

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Hudhud cyclone to hit Delhi’s air quality

The Hudhud cyclone that’s likely to hit the Coromandel coast on Sunday will have a serious effect on Delhi’s air quality. The models prepared by System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology … Continue reading

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Delhi’s car fetish is worsening air pollution, 10-year study shows

A sharp increase in the number of motorcycles and cars in Delhi, mainly because of the purchasing capacity of young people, has contributed to an increase in air pollution in the national capital, according to a 10-year analysis done by … Continue reading

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‘City air heavily polluted with lead, cadmium and CO’

The air of the city is polluted with high levels of lead and cadmium that pose a grave risk to public health, says a recent study that also points out that the average concentration of these trace metals found in … Continue reading

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