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High Levels of Air Pollution Leads to Increase in Electricity Consumption: Study

Researchers have found that high levels of air pollution are forcing people to consume more electricity, subsequently causing even greater environmental problems by increasing...

Wildfire Smoke: A Growing Health Problem Worldwide

By Steve Baragona The world's worst air this week is not in pollution hot spots like India or China. It's in the western United States,...

UN Secretary-General Calls For Efforts To Address Air Pollution

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for global efforts to address air pollution. Around the world, nine out of every 10 people breathe unclean...

Air Pollution Linked to Higher BP, Hypertension Risk: Study

By Sumit Saxena For a major part of north India, air pollution is a menacing issue and last year during the winter season, pollution led...

Air Pollution can Play a Role in Diabetes Development: Study

Indian-origin researcher Sanjay Rajagopalan from the University Hospitals Harrington in the US has found that air pollution can play a role in the development...

Air Pollution Responsible For Asthma In Children

Researchers have warned that children exposed to higher levels of fine particles in the air (known as PM2.5), (or air pollution) are more likely...

Exercise Prevents High BP, Even in Areas with Air Pollution

People who regularly exercise tend to have a lower risk of high blood pressure (BP), even if they live in areas where air pollution...

5 Cities Witness 54% Reduction in Toxic Air During Lockdown

The Covid-19 lockdown reduced dangerous air pollutants in five Indian cities -- Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai -- by up to 54 per...

Long-Term Exposure to Air Pollution Related to Early Death

Researchers have found more evidence to suggest that long-term exposure to air pollution is a cause of premature death among older people. The study, published...

Lockdown Results in Metro Cities Achieving 95% Clean Air Target

The coronavirus-induced nationwide lockdown has resulted in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru achieve 95 per cent of their 2024 National Clean Air Programme (NCAP)...

Risk of Multiple Sclerosis High in Urbanites due to Air Pollution

Air pollution could be a risk factor for the development of multiple sclerosis (MS), say researchers, adding that MS risk was 29 per cent...

Here’s How You Can Reduce Indoor Pollution and Chances of Asthma While in Lockdown

Indoor air pollution is a major global public health problem. According to reports, the concentration of indoor pollutants can be many times higher as...

COVID-19 Effect: Population of Birds has Surged in India

By AAKANKSHA KHAJURIA Due to the reduction in air and noise pollution pursuant to the imposition of the nationwide lockdown to fight the Covid-19 outbreak, the...

Researchers Develop New Framework To Select Best Trees For Fighting Air Pollution

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a new framework for selecting the best trees for fighting air pollution that originates from our roads. In...

Breathing Dirty Air Can Make You More Prone To Diabetes, Obesity and other Chronic illnesses: Study

Breathing dirty air takes a heavy toll on gut bacteria, boosting risk of obesity, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders and other chronic illnesses, a new study...

Here’s Why E-Taxies May Help To Curb Air Pollution

At a time when India is battling air pollution, especially in the national capital and adjoining Ghaziabad, which have been designated as one of...

Find out How Air Pollution Can Shorten Lives By 3 Years

Air pollution "pandemic" is shortening people's lives worldwide by an average of nearly three years, says a study which suggests that the deadly impact...

Here’s Why Essential Oil may Help In Clearing Indoor Pollutants

We are exposed to various pollutants that surround us. Be it in our food, air, water, clothes, everyday products the list is endless. And air...

Air Pollution Increases Risk of Developing Kidney Diseases

Researchers have found that people living in countries with higher levels of air pollution such as India and China may face higher risks of...

Exposure to Air Pollution May Trigger Non-Fatal Heart Attack

Researchers have found that even a few hours' exposure to ambient ultrafine particles common in air pollution may potentially trigger a non-fatal heart attack. Myocardial...

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