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Air pollution: CAQM’s role is still hazy – editorials

People in the national capital and nearby areas spent almost half of last week breathing severely polluted air. The concentration of ultra-fine PM2.5 and fine PM10 particles in the air was over 10 times the level considered safe for breathing. Blanketed by a layer of smoke and fog, the outdoors were hazardous for the young and the elderly. In the ...

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Spike in air pollution, cold wave conditions likely from Dec 29: IMD – india news

Air pollution levels are likely to spike and ‘cold wave’ to ‘severe cold wave’ conditions are likely to set in over many parts of northwest India, including Delhi, from December 29, the India Meteorological Department has said. Delhi recorded an air quality index (AQI) of 337 in the “very poor” category on Saturday. Under the influence of an approaching western ...

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Indoor air pollution: Don’t brush it aside – analysis

Last week, The Lancet had some grim news for India: Air pollution killed 1.7 million Indians in 2019, said a report published in the journal. Outdoor air pollution is not only increasing, but also killing more: The death rate from outdoor air pollution has increased during this period by 115%, it warned. There was, however, a sliver of good news: ...

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The debilitating impact of pollution on the economy – editorials

Delhi suffered the highest per-capita economic loss due to air pollution last year in India, according to a study published in The Lancet on Tuesday. The economic loss due to lost output from premature deaths and illness attributable to air pollution (outdoor and household) as a percentage of state GDP was 1.08% in Delhi. The highest loss to GDP was ...

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News updates from Hindustan Times: Report says Delhi economy suffered the most due to pollution in 2019 and all the latest news – india news

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times. Delhi’s economy suffered the most due to severe air pollution last year: Lancet study Delhi suffered the highest per-capita economic loss due to air pollution last year in India, according to a study published in peer-reviewed medical journal Lancet ...

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UK: Air pollution listed as cause of 9-year-old’s death – world news

A British coroner ruled Wednesday that excessive air pollution from traffic fumes contributed to the death of a 9-year-old girl who died of a fatal asthma attack. The girl is believed to be the first person in the UK to have air pollution listed as the cause of death on their death certificate. Ella Kissi-Debrah, who lived close to one ...

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Pollution: Why every one per cent counts, writes Sunita Narain – analysis

Now that the stubble-burning period is over, but air is still polluted and toxic over vast parts of the country, we need to talk about what needs to be done. Three kinds of actions are essential — steps against episodic pollution events like stubble-burning; steps against local sources of pollution, which aggravate the problem; and more transformational action that will ...

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How chronic air pollution may trigger more Covid deaths in the country – india news

Global research points out that exposure to chronic air pollution increases chances of succumbing to Covid-19. Oxides of Nitrogen were one culprit. Remember, NOx can be both the uber dangerous PM2.5 in terms of size plus result in ozone when reacting with pollutants like Volatile Organic Compounds – found in some paints and for cleaning. Why bird feeding should stop ...

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Confronting everyday sources of pollution across the country – analysis

The annual November smog in the National Capital Region (NCR) frames the air pollution crisis — its scale, sources and solutions — in ways that undermine the long-term efforts needed. Instead of letting this episodic manifestation guide policy action, we must focus on tackling the less visible, everyday air pollution across the country. Delhi-NCR’s pollution levels witness two pronounced spikes ...

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News updates from Hindustan Times at 1pm: Make Delhi pollution free, urges Satyendar Jain and all the latest news – india news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 1pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times. On National Pollution Control Day, Satyendar Jain urges people to make Delhi pollution free Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said on Wednesday urged people of the national capital to take a vow to not only reduce air ...

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