Tag Archives: World Heath Organization (WHO)

Lumbini chokes as pollution levels cross safe limits  

Data analysis of air quality monitoring stations set up last year in five places across the country shows that Lumbini is the most polluted city followed by Chitwan, Ratnapark (Kathmandu), Pulchowk (Lalitpur) and Dhulikhel (Kavrepalanchok). Data collected from the air … Continue reading

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B vitamins may have ‘protective effect’ against air pollution 

B vitamins may offer some protection against the impacts of air pollution, a small scale human trial suggests. Researchers in the US found that high doses of these supplements may “completely offset” the damage caused by very fine particulate matter. … Continue reading

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Infants are more exposed to harmful pollution on the way to school than on the way home, new research finds 

Babies in prams accompanying older siblings on the school run are twice as likely to be exposed to harmful air pollution in the morning than in the afternoon, a new study has found. The new research, published in the journal … Continue reading

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Air pollution killing 14,300 Kenyans annually: report 

The World Health Organization (WHO) report released on Monday revealed that a quarter of all global deaths of children under five are caused by dirty and polluted environments including dirty water and air, second-hand smoke and a lack of adequate … Continue reading

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‘No way’ of monitoring Southampton docks air pollution 

Southampton, the biggest cruise port in Britain, has no way of monitoring air pollution generated by emissions from the largest ships in the world. A BBC investigation reveals Southampton docks does not monitor its air pollution rates, despite the city … Continue reading

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Omega-3 oils could tackle damage caused by air pollution, research shows 

New research indicates the benefits of eating omega-3 fatty acids, but also that pollution particles can penetrate the lungs into many organs, including testicles Supplements of healthy fats could be an immediate way of cutting the harm caused to billions … Continue reading

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Nepal bans old vehicles in Kathmandu to combat air pollution 

Around 2,500 old vehicles have been banned in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, in a bid to curb the high levels of air pollution in the city Air pollution levels in Kathmandu have reached nine times the limits set by the World Health Organisation … Continue reading

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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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