Tag Archives: World Heath Organization (WHO)

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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Air pollution knocks almost one year off the average European’s life: WHO

Nine out of ten people worldwide breathe polluted air daily, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). That means 91% of the world’s population are living in places where air quality exceeds guideline limits. Air pollution is thought to directly … Continue reading

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Mongolians send children into countryside to escape choking winter smog

Mongolia has extended school winter holidays in the world’s coldest capital and many families have sent children to live with relatives in the vast, windswept grasslands to escape choking smog and respiratory diseases such as pneumonia. The temperature is expected … Continue reading

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Children exposed to air pollution at school may be at greater risk of overweight and obesity

Exposure to air pollution, particularly at school, could be associated with a higher risk of overweight and obesity during childhood. This is the conclusion of a study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by “la … Continue reading

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Delhi air pollution surges to emergency levels

Air quality index at 12 times US government-recommended level and visibility low Delhi residents woke to a thick, grey smog on Thursday as air pollution in the Indian capital surged to emergency levels. The state-run Central Pollution Control Board’s air … Continue reading

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Living with air pollution

People wearing smoke masks, children going stir-crazy indoors, families driving hours to find fresh air. Alarming as it is to some, unhealthy air enveloping the San Francisco Bay Area in recent days is all too familiar to millions of people … Continue reading

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Deadly air pollution shortens lives by nearly 2 years – researchers

Air pollution, caused largely by burning fossil fuels, is cutting global life expectancy by an average of 1.8 years per person, making it the world’s top killer, researchers said on Monday. The tiny particles ingested from polluted air shorten life … Continue reading

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California air pollution due to wildfires exceeded world health standards by 60 times

The level of air pollution in California exceeded world “safe” levels by about 60 times last week after a series of deadly wildfires. Particulates in the air in some areas of the state reached levels as high as 1,500 micrograms … Continue reading

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