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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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Vehicles cause one-third of Mumbai’s air pollution: Study

Automobiles have become the biggest contributor to Mumbai’s deteriorating air quality, a study by System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research has revealed. The share of PM2.5 vehicular emission was 30.5 per cent in 2019-20, up from 16 per … Continue reading

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Tiny toxic particles linger in Mumbai’s air longer

Air pollution is quickly becoming one of the biggest problems to be tackled by Maharashtra, which saw 1.08 lakh air pollution-related deaths in 2017, according to a Lancet study. Mumbai’s air had more fine pollutant particles that easily enter the … Continue reading

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Air Pollution: Scarves do not help in fighting city’s air pollution: Experts

Masks are better, research organisation plans to analyse options The scarves worn by many two-wheeler riders in the city or even pieces of cloth wrapped around the nose are ineffective in fighting air pollution around us. A Pune based institute, … 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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Air Quality-Life Index: Indians Would Live Four Years More if WHO Standards Are Met 

If the air quality is improved in India as per the World Health Organization’s air standards, Indians would gain four years on average or “a combined more than 4.7 billion life years”, according to the Air Quality-Life Index (AQLI). The AQLI tool has been … Continue reading

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Mumbai be warned! Air pollution in the city is worse than even Delhi

Mumbaikars there’s some bad news for you. Mumbai has recorded higher air pollution levels than Delhi over the last two weeks. A study conducted by System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) has found that Mumbai has worse … Continue reading

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Air pollution causes 95% premature deaths in Mumbai and Delhi: Study 

Deaths due to air pollution in Mumbai and Delhi have doubled over the last 25 years, and together with chronic bronchitis, it accounts for 95% of premature deaths in two of India’s biggest cities, found a study by the Indian … Continue reading

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