Mumbai’s Air Pollution: Artificial Lungs Put Up Start Turning Black Within A Week

A pair of white artificial lungs, installed in Mumbai’s Bandra to create awareness on the city’s high pollution levels and their adverse health effects, have turned grey, and are nearing pitch black just eight days after installation. The local administration had installed the pair of artificial lungs at Bandra Kurla Complex on Thursday, January 16, …

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Navi Mumbai: Residents of Kharghar, Taloja and Panvel are breathing polluted air

A month-long study conducted by an NGO has found that the residents living in the Kharghar-Panvel-Taloja belt are breathing polluted air. In fact, the study suggests that morning walks could end up doing more damage to people’s health than good.  A month-long air quality monitoring was carried by the Waatavaran Foundation between November 13 to …

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What Can COVID-19 Teach Our Government About Communicating Air Quality?

Making information widely accessible to the people has been central to India’s COVID-19 response. Since the pandemic began, people have developed new ways of disseminating information and raising awareness – like online dashboards that quantify the epidemic’s ‘progress’, Google maps that show hotspots in a given locality, and mobile apps that help with contact-tracing. These …

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Pollution from cooking remains in atmosphere longer than previously believed

Particulate emissions from cooking stay in the atmosphere for longer than previously thought, making a prolonged contribution to poor air quality and human health, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Birmingham succeeded in demonstrating how cooking emissions—which account for up to 10 percent of particulate pollution in the U.K.—are able to …

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Mumbai was most polluted in October this year: Maharashtra pollution control board

MUMBAI: The city was this year most polluted in October, according to Maharashtra Pollution Control Board. Mumbai’s October air quality index (AQI) of 149 was also the worst among nine locations MPCB monitored. MPCB on Monday uploaded a month-wise AQI average data of 20 locations for 2019 and 2020. An AQI of 101-200 is considered …

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