Tag Archives: Pakistan

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

Posted in Air Quality, Asia, China, Health Effects of Air Pollution, India, World News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Air Quality, Asia, Health Effects of Air Pollution, India, Medical Studies | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

#Pakistan Citizens avoid outdoor exertion as capital’s pollution soars

The air quality of the federal capital on Sunday was unhealthy as hazardous pollutants were recorded beyond permissible limits where the health experts warned citizens to avoid prolonged outdoor exertion. The air quality in the metropolis was unhealthy for people … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Asia, World News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Air Quality | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

21 of the world’s 30 cities with the worst air pollution are in India

India has once again topped an annual list of cities with the worst air quality in the world, according to a new report, while Chinese cities have continued to show improvements from the previous year. Twenty-one of the world’s 30 … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Asia, India | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pakistan’s Hazardous Air Risks Violating Human Rights

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL SLAMS GOVERNMENT FOR FAILING TO IMPLEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS OF COURT-APPOINTED SMOG COMMISSION Rights watchdog Amnesty International on Wednesday said Islamabad’s failure to protect people from hazardous air in Punjab province risks violating their rights to life and health. For … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Asia | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

International travelers experience the harmful effects of air pollution

Even a short stay for travelers in cities with high levels of air pollution leads to breathing problems that can take at least a week from which to recover, a new study shows. Led by researchers at NYU School of … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Asia, China, Health Effects of Air Pollution, India, Medical Studies, World News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

22 of the top 30 most polluted cities in the world are in India

India accounts for seven of the world’s 10 cities with the worst air pollution, according to a new report, but previously smogbound Chinese cities have seen a marked improvement. Gurugram, a suburb of the Indian capital New Delhi, is the … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Asia, India | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments