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Pollution in 8 cities rose at alarming rate from April 2020 to April 2021: Greenpeace report

According Greenpeace India, the level of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) has increased in eight of the most populous Indian cities that were covered under their satellite observation for the study.  This study was a direct comparison of NO2 levels of April … Continue reading

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Going by air pollution data, early morning exercise isn’t a good idea in these four metros

If you think mornings are the best time for outdoor exercise, you’re wrong. Mornings experience the worst air pollution in four Indian cities, according to an analysis of particulate matter 2.5 data from IndiaSpend’s #Breathe air quality sensors, analysed from … Continue reading

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India’s doctors blame air pollution for sharp rise in respiratory diseases 

Cases are up 30% since 2010 in country where decline in air quality is shifting from acute to chronic in more than just Delhi A sharp rise in cases of chest and throat disease in India is being blamed by … 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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India launches air quality index to give pollution information

India has launched its first air quality index, to provide real time information about pollution levels. The index, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will initially monitor air quality in 10 cities. Last year the Environmental Preference Index ranked India … Continue reading

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Chronic respiratory illness cases rise with air pollution

You don’t have to be a smoker to get chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which causes severe breathing problems. Vehicular pollution, which is increasing rapidly in our cities, is equally harmful. In Chennai, where the number of vehicles is growing … Continue reading

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Mobile air quality monitors to visit neighbourhoods soon

Now Chennaiites can dial the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) to bring a mobile air sampler to measure the quality of air. The city’s air pollution status was based on samples collected from a four or five places in … Continue reading

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Economic development has affected air quality in Indian cities

India’s economic development has led to worsening of air quality in major Indian cities, according to a new study published here today. The survey was carried out by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in six major cities Bangalore, Chennai, … Continue reading

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