Tag Archives: PM2.5

B.C. wildfires cause light orange haze over Vancouver in wake of air quality advisory

Vancouver residents are experiencing a small taste of what others in the B.C. Interior have been enduring for nearly a month. This morning, a light orange haze has descended over Vancouver. The misty skies are the result of smoke being … Continue reading

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Maternal exposure to air pollution early in pregnancy linked to preterm, low birth weight babies

Exposure to air pollution early in a pregnancy could increase risk for preterm birth and low birth weight, according to a study led by researchers at NYU School of Medicine, and published on July 27 in Environmental Health Perspectives. The study, … Continue reading

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Air pollution a concern at levels currently accepted as ‘safe’ 

Government agencies must not become complacent in the effort to provide clean air to all citizens, warn authors of a new report. The Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) warns today that government agencies must not become complacent in the … Continue reading

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Hanoi to ban motorbikes by 2030 to curb pollution, traffic 

Officials in Vietnam’s traffic-choked capital Hanoi vowed on Tuesday to banish motorbikes by 2030 to ease environment and congestion woes, a decision that swiftly divided a city where two-wheelers are the main means of transportation. Hanoi is famed for legions … Continue reading

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Ahmedabad becomes first city to install air monitoring and warning system

Gujarat installs an air monitoring and warning system to make the people aware of the growing problem of air pollution and fight against it.  Air pollution has been a major threat all over the world and India shelters four out … Continue reading

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Air pollution causes 14,000 additional deaths a year in Korea: report

About 14,000 people are dying prematurely every year in South Korea as a result of air pollution, a medical professor said Monday, citing a report by the U.S.-based Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Cheong Hae-kwan, a professor at the … Continue reading

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Air you breathed yesterday was more polluted than on Diwali

Wednesday was even more polluted than Diwali with the peak level of particulate matter (PM) 2.5 crossing those of the festive day last year. According to Central PollutionControl Board (CPCB), the 24-hour concentration of PM 2.5 at 9.30 am was … Continue reading

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Gurgaon air ‘deadly’ but can be fixed, says Centre for Science and Environment report

The report titled ‘Gurugram: A framework for sustainable development’ was released on Thursday ahead of the upcoming World Environment Day on June 5. As per a report released on challenges staring at Gurgaon and possible solutions prepared by the Delhi-based … Continue reading

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