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Delhi AQI: This is how bad Delhi pollution was on Diwali night

With an hourly PM 2.5 concentration of 1,970 micrograms per cubic metre at 1am on the night after Diwali, the pollution readings at Vivek Vihar — a busy residential area in east Delhi — touched 33 times the safe standard, … Continue reading

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Spell of heavy smog in Indian capital raises fears for COVID patients

Residents of the Indian capital are enduring one of the worst spells of air pollution in years, data released on Monday showed, raising the risks to city residents posed by the novel coronavirus, doctors said. Delhi’s overall air quality index … Continue reading

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India and Pakistan dominate WHO’s air pollution database

The region contains 16 of the world’s 20 most polluted cities. Historical data sheds light on why At this time of year, agricultural burning adds to the air pollution problems across northern India and Pakistan. The region contains 16 of … Continue reading

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Air pollution as severe in villages as in urban India, reveals study

The new study, part-funded by NASA, combined satellite data with modelling to estimate levels of small particulate matter that damage health and lead to early death Outdoor pollution is not primarily an urban problem and ambient air is as toxic in rural … Continue reading

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116,000 infants killed within months due to air pollution in India: Study

Particulate matter 30 times finer than human hair that enters the bloodstream and causes severe health risks Air pollution killed around 116,000 infants in India within the first month of being born, found a new global study on air pollution’s … Continue reading

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Delhi air pollution: Health experts witness 15 percent rise in Asthma cases as air quality degrades

Health experts have been witnessing an almost 15 per cent rise in the number of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Asthma patients for the past 10 days as air quality started aggravating from moderate to poor to very poor … Continue reading

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As wind drops and stubble smoulders, smog returns to New Delhi

Air quality in India’s capital, New Delhi, deteriorated sharply on Tuesday as wind died down just as the burning of crop waste in fields sent smoke billowing across the north of the country. A smoggy haze settled over the city, … Continue reading

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Blue skies gone, pollution returns to Indian capital

Doctors fear air pollution in COVID-19 era may complicate public health further, as country reports 7M pandemic infections Soon after India enforced a lockdown to stem the spread of COVID-19 this March, halting industrial activity, residents in the capital Delhi … Continue reading

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