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Air pollution: The silent killer called PM2.5

Over half the world’s population lives without the protection of proper air quality standards Millions of people die prematurely every year from diseases and cancer caused by air pollution. The first line of defence against this carnage is ambient air … Continue reading

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Rising air pollution led to 41,090 deaths in Punjab in 2019: Report

The report, which was released on Saturday, stated that 1.67 million Indians died due to air pollution in 2019 as per the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019 on health and economic impact of air pollution in the states of … Continue reading

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Air pollution kills thousands in megacities despite lockdowns

– Air pollution is the largest environmental risk to human health globally. – Tens of thousands of people died from related deaths last year, despite an economic slow down caused by coronavirus. – In the five most-populated cities air pollution … Continue reading

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PM2.5 air pollution claims 160,000 lives in five cities

Delhi, Mexico and São Paulo are the cities with the highest death tolls, new research finds Fine particulate air pollution (PM2.5) was responsible for approximately 160,000 deaths in the world’s five largest cities in 2020. Exposure to PM2.5 is considered … Continue reading

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Deadly Smog Over India Won’t Lift Until March, Copernicus Says

The forecast by Europe’s Earth observation agency comes after a new Harvard study showing high mortality rates from air pollution A toxic-dust cocktail that has engulfed large swathes of India since October isn’t expected to lift until next month, prolonging the exposure of people to emissions that can … Continue reading

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Air pollution in biggest cities four times above safe levels

An investigation by OpenAQ has found that the average level of air pollution in the world’s largest cities is nearly four times higher than the maximum levels recommended by the WHO. According to estimates, 90 per cent of the world … Continue reading

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Exposure to air pollution in South Asia linked to pregnancy loss, study finds

Pregnant women in South Asia who have been exposed to air pollution face an increased risk of pregnancy loss, miscarriage, and stillbirth, according to a new study. Researchers found that an estimated 349,681 pregnancy losses each year across India, Bangladesh … Continue reading

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Delhi’s economy suffered the most due to severe air pollution last year: Lancet study

Delhi suffered the highest per-capita economic loss due to air pollution last year in India, according to a study published in peer-reviewed medical journal Lancet on Tuesday. The economic loss due to lost output from premature deaths and illness attributable … Continue reading

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