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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WHO says air pollution kills 7 million/year, toughens guidelines

Aiming to save people from the ill-effects of air pollution, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Wednesday released its revised air quality guidelines for six key pollutants, including extremely hazardous particulate matters — PM2.5 and PM10 — making them more stringent compared with the earlier standards set in 2005. India is currently working on revising its air …

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To stop Mumbai from sinking, govt to set up CM-led panel on climate change

MUMBAI: The state cabinet was on Wednesday presented with the global warming report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, with an overall focus on Maharashtra and an emphasis on its coastal belt, particularly Mumbai.   Calling for mitigating measures, the environment department, while making the presentation, reiterated that if temperatures rise by 2-2.5 degrees …

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People in Maharashtra can lose 2.5-2.9 years of life expectancy due to air quality: Report

MUMBAI: Since 1998, the average annual particulate pollution in India has increased 15 per cent, cutting 5.9 years off the life of the average resident over those years.   Now, nearly 40 per cent of India’s population is exposed to pollution levels not seen in any other country, with 510 million residents of northern India …

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