Air Pollution: AQI dips across Delhi, Noida; CPCB directs states to implement Action Plan

Air quality across north India and other parts of the country continues to deteriorate further due to the bursting of firecrackers during Diwali, stubble burning and local factors. The air quality index (AQI) of Delhi was recorded in the ‘very poor’ category at 379 on November 9 at 11 am, data from AQI India showed.   …

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80% Delhi-NCR families have at least 1 member ailing due to air pollution, new survey says

New Delhi: Hazardous AQI levels, heavy atmosphere and smog — Delhi residents are all too familiar with the toxic air at the onset of winter.   A survey by community platform LocalCircles has shown how this pollution has affected families — out of 34,000 families surveyed in Delhi-NCR, 80 per cent say they have at …

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Air pollution: Agra worst in country, other UP cities too fare badly, says CPCB

Almost the entire state continued to reel under ‘unbreathable’ air with at least eight UP cities recording ‘severe’ air quality, as per the data released by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Monday. Agra with AQI (air quality index) of 486 recorded the worst air quality across the country. Vrindavan in adjacent Mathura district recorded …

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Delhi air pollution: 75% of children experience breathlessness, says study

The TERI report also stated that air in Delhi has a high concentration of major pollutant PM2.5, which it claimed is pushing Delhiites, especially children, towards respiratory and heart diseases.   With the onset of winters, Delhi’s air quality worsens every year. The climatic change leaves more than 75 per cent of the children feeling …

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Air pollution likely cause of up to 6m premature births, study finds

Air pollution is likely to have been responsible for up to 6 million premature births and 3 million underweight babies worldwide every year, research shows.The analysis, which combines the results of multiple scientific studies, is the first to calculate the total global burden of outdoor and indoor air pollution combined.   Indoor pollution, mostly from …

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Your gas stove, furnace, and clothes dryer may be hurting the climate and polluting your home

WASHINGTON — Maybe you haven’t thought about your gas stove, your gas furnace or your gas dryer as a source of pollution and greenhouse emissions right in your own home. But on Tuesday, the Richmond City Council voted for a resolution to phase out so-called natural gas – including its own gas utility — citing a …

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