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Air pollution is slashing years off the lives of billions, report finds

Dirty air is a far greater killer than smoking, car crashes or HIV/Aids, with coal burning the leading cause Air pollution is cutting short the lives of billions of people by up to six years, according to a new report, … Continue reading

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New research finds 1M deaths in 2017 attributable to fossil fuel combustion

An interdisciplinary group of researchers from across the globe has comprehensively examined the sources and health effects of air pollution—not just on a global scale, but also individually for more than 200 countries. They found that worldwide, more than one … 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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#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

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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

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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

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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

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