Tag Archives: PM2.5

Two Indians die every minute due to air pollution: Study

Air pollution has today become a serious issue for health with reports claiming that it is the fourth leading risk factor for premature deaths worldwide and fifth largest killer in India. According to a new study, the air Indians breathe … Continue reading

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India’s Air Pollution Rivals China as World’s Deadliest 

India’s rapidly worsening air pollution is causing about 1.1 million people to die prematurely each year and is now surpassing China’s as the deadliest in the world, a new study of global air pollution shows. The number of premature deaths … Continue reading

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Tipping point: revealing the cities where exercise does more harm than good 

In at least 15 cities, air pollution has now become so bad that the danger to health of just 30 minutes of cycling outweighs the benefits of exercise altogether, according to new research Who says exercise is always good for … Continue reading

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Chinese air pollution linked to respiratory and cardiovascular deaths 

In the largest epidemiological study conducted in the developing world, researchers found that as exposures to fine particulate air pollution in 272 Chinese cities increase, so do deaths from cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. The researchers reported their results in “Fine … Continue reading

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Toxic Smog in Mongolia’s Capital Worsens Amid Harsh Winter

On most winter mornings, Setevdorj Myagmartsogt wakes up to a cloud of toxic smog blanketing his neighborhood in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar, where the air quality is among the worst in the world. The city’s air, which is at times … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to heightened risk of type 2 diabetes in obese Latino children

High levels of pollution may make insulin-creating cells become less efficient, increasing the risk for type 2 diabetes, researchers say Latino children who live in areas with higher levels of air pollution have a heightened risk of developing Type 2 … Continue reading

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Residential heating tops sources of PM2.5 in Danube region’s urban areas

The European Commission’s science and knowledge service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) has evaluated sources of air pollutants in the Danube macro-region, a necessary step for the design of action plans to improve air quality. The related study showed residential … Continue reading

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Kolkata set to beat Delhi in noxious city air 

This winter, Kolkata seems to be aiming hard for the crown for the most polluted Indian metro city, a dubious pole position currently held by New Delhi. Kolkata’s air pollution at the end of December was in the same category … Continue reading

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