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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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Air you breathed yesterday was more polluted than on Diwali

Wednesday was even more polluted than Diwali with the peak level of particulate matter (PM) 2.5 crossing those of the festive day last year. According to Central PollutionControl Board (CPCB), the 24-hour concentration of PM 2.5 at 9.30 am was … 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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World Environment Day: Air pollution jumps to number 5 spot among top killers, says report

Needless delays in executing projects have led to the worsening of air quality across several cities in the country and a new draft audit inspection report shows that the purpose of setting up continuous real time air quality monitoring stations … Continue reading

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Air Pollution Haze Over India and Nepal As Seen From Space

In October 2014, India’s Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) released a proposal for a new air quality index that would be used to quantify and communicate the severity of haze outbreaks. The new air quality index would synthesize levels of various pollutants—including … Continue reading

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New Air Quality Index May Help India’s Cities Breathe Easier 

These days in New Delhi, white shirts stay a lot whiter after a long day outside than they did in the late 1990s. Back then, India was in the thick of rapid industrialization, and millions of cars were being introduced … Continue reading

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Chandigarh to be first in region to monitor its air quality

With the UT administration approving the proposal to set up automatic air quality monitoring system, it will soon be possible to check air pollution levels in real time. The decision to set up the automatic system, which will also function … Continue reading

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Delhi, Kolkata have worst air quality in India

With the World Heath Organization’s (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer declaring air pollution as a major cause of cancer, its findings have put the focus on Indian hotspots like Delhi, West Bengal, Maharashtra and Jharkhand which showed high … Continue reading

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