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Low level exposure to air pollution is harmful, mouse model shows

Air pollution is made up of both gaseous and particulate matter (PM). Each year almost two million people die as a direct result of air pollution with many more experiencing impaired lung function, developing lung diseases such as asthma and … Continue reading

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Air pollution ‘may affect number of eggs ovaries can produce’

Results suggest environmental factors could play a role in female reproductive health Air pollution has been linked to a drop in activity of a woman’s ovaries, researchers have revealed. Experts say the findings suggest the female reproductive system is affected … Continue reading

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Midrand’s ‘airpocalypse’ a reality with toxic air

On an air pollution scale, anything between zero and 20 is safe to breathe. At 300 things are labelled ‘airpocalypse’. In Midrand, Gauteng, pollution levels regularly hit 1 000. Sipho Kings used data, a bicycle and a helicopter to see … 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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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

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Dust, high temperatures bring Delhi’s air quality down to ‘poor’

The Aravalli range plays a critical role in checking sand migration from the Thar Desert to Delhi-NCR; but they now stand degraded Since the evening of May 6, the particulate matter 10 (PM10) concentration in Delhi has plunged to the … Continue reading

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Gasping for air in Kabul

In winter, Afghanistan’s capital city, Kabul, is not for the faint-hearted—below-zero temperatures are not uncommon and snowfalls are frequent and sometimes heavy. With an average temperature of -1°C, January is the coldest month, with occasional drops to -25°C. Located at … 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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