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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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India’s first early warning system in Ahmedabad aims to reduce health impact of air pollution 

An early warning system will notify people of excessive air pollution days as part of the response plan, while medical professionals will be trained to respond to emergencies. The first Indian monitoring and early warning system for air pollution was … Continue reading

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Diesel pollution linked to heart damage: PM2.5 associated with harmful changes to heart structure and function

Diesel pollution is linked with heart damage, according to research presented today at EuroCMR 2017.1 “There is strong evidence that particulate matter (PM) emitted mainly from diesel road vehicles is associated with increased risk of heart attack, heart failure, and … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to poor sleep, study finds

Exposure to nitrogen dioxide and airborne particles affects sleep efficiency, says medical professor Air pollution might be linked to poor sleep, say researchers looking into the impact of toxic air on our slumbers.  The study explored the proportion of time … Continue reading

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Air pollution: Why and how it kills 

Air pollution – indoor and outdoor – killed an estimated 6.5 million people in 2012, the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows. Exposure to high levels of air pollution, especially over the long term, can affect human … Continue reading

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Hot, hazy day for Hong Kong as air quality poses ‘very high’ health risk in Central, Causeway Bay and Mong Kok 

Weather to remain sunny with low visibility through the day, with one or two isolated showers in the afternoon A blanket of heavy pollution smothered Hong Kong’s biggest business and shopping districts on Wednesday. Citizens braving the sweltering heat also … Continue reading

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