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Foggy Tuesday Morning In Delhi, Air Quality ‘Severe’

The Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi at 9 a.m. was 409 (severe) against 403 (severe) on Monday recorded at 4 p.m., on a scale of 0 to 500. It was a foggy morning in the national capital on Tuesday … Continue reading

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Deadly air pollution shortens lives by nearly 2 years – researchers

Air pollution, caused largely by burning fossil fuels, is cutting global life expectancy by an average of 1.8 years per person, making it the world’s top killer, researchers said on Monday. The tiny particles ingested from polluted air shorten life … Continue reading

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Pollutionwatch: fireworks increase UK air pollution for several days

Guy Fawkes events caused five days of particle pollution problems, reaching maximum levels in several locations This year, Guy Fawkes events caused five days of particle pollution problems. Fireworks caused increased air pollution on Friday and Saturday evening across the … Continue reading

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Air pollution skyrockets to hazardous levels in India

Toxic clouds descended upon New Delhi on Thursday, forcing residents indoors and posing significant health concerns. The lethal smog came just hours after celebrations to mark Diwali, the Hindu “festival of the lights.” Commemorating the triumph of good over evil, … Continue reading

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World’s Worst Air Pollution Spikes as Indians Go Firecracker Crazy

Air pollution levels skyrocketed in New Delhi and left India’s capital shrouded in toxic smog as millions of Indians set off firecrackers on Wednesday evening for Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. The air quality index, or AQI, hit 980 … Continue reading

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The when, where and what of air pollutant exposure

Scientists have linked air pollution with many health conditions including asthma, heart disease, lung cancer and premature death. Among air pollutants, fine particulate matter is especially harmful because the tiny particles (diameter of 2.5 ?m or less) can penetrate deep … Continue reading

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Firecrackers definitely contribute to air pollution, though they are not the only reason: Supreme Court

The Bench acknowledges that there is a necessity to tackle the other contributory factors for air pollution. Bursting of firecrackers during Deepavali may not be the only reason for air pollution, but the Supreme Court cannot become a mute spectator … Continue reading

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Delhi chokes: Air quality dips to ‘very poor’; will deteriorate further, says pollution board

The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi was recorded at 315 and the overall air quality has dipped to ‘very poor’ category. As per the Pollution Control Board, the worst was recorded from Dwarka Sector-8. Once again the national … Continue reading

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