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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