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Asian residents are exposed to nine times more air pollution than Americans or Europeans

According to the World Health Organisation, about 88 percent of premature deaths in low- and middle-income countries in Asia can be attributed to air pollution. The number of road vehicles in Beijing increased from 1.5 million in 2000 to more … Continue reading

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Delhi’s air pollution still ‘severe’

Although Delhi’s pollution level has decreased, the severity of the situation continues to exist for the sixth consecutive day. The pollution level that dipped to ‘severe plus’ state has come to ‘severe’ category due to rapid dispersion of pollutants, Centre-run … Continue reading

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90 percent of world’s population breathes badly polluted air: WHO

Nine out of every 10 people on the planet breathe air that contains high levels of pollutants and kills seven million people each year, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) study. Nine out of every 10 people on … Continue reading

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Large parts of India dotted with fires: Nasa images

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) images of the past ten days show large parts of India are dotted with fires, stretching across Uttar Pradesh (UP), Madhya Pradesh (MP), Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and even some southern states. In sweltering summer, these … Continue reading

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Delhi to start monitoring pollen pollution

  Delhi constantly struggles with air pollution arising from harmful gases and particulate matter. In addition, pollen grains of different plant species spread in the air during early winter and spring, affecting people suffering from respiratory diseases. But now, a digital pollen … Continue reading

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Agricultural fires can double Delhi pollution during peak burning season: Pollution may reach levels up to 20 times higher than safe limits

Pollution may reach levels up to 20 times higher than safe limits It’s become a deadly autumn tradition in northern India: after the rains of the late summer monsoon subside, farmers set fires to their fields to clear stubble after … Continue reading

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Thick haze layer envelopes city

Mumbai: air quality remained ‘poor’ for yet another day with thick layer of haze over the city. The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) level of Mumbai was recorded at 263 on Thursday, according to the System of Air Quality and … Continue reading

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Residential biomass burning deadliest source of air pollution, reveals study

Of the total 1.1 million deaths related to air pollution in 2015, the highest number was due to residential biomass fuel burning, study says Residential biomass burning was responsible for at least 267,700 deaths in 2015, or nearly 25% of … Continue reading

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