Air Pollution – GBRI
 

A new research published in Atmospheric Environment reveals that contrary to popular belief, hedges prove to be more efficient than trees in reducing pollution exposure and cleansing the air of toxins. The study, undertaken by researchers at the University of Surrey, used six roadside locations in Guildford, UK, as test sites to find out how three types […]

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Almost six years ago, the Chinese government adopted stringent policies to tackle the problem of particulate air pollution like limiting the number of cars on the roads and shutting down or replacing coal-fired power plants with natural gas. The efforts bore fruit and PM 2.5 concentrations in eastern China fell by almost 40%. However, based […]

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According to a new research, air pollution is turning out to be the single greatest threat to human health, even deadlier than diseases like HIV/Aids, Malaria and Tuberculosis. Researchers found that air pollution is cutting the global average lifespan by two years, in heavily polluted countries like India and China, that figure could go up […]

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Every year as winter season approaches, the Indian national capital becomes a gas chamber. Stubble burning in the neighboring states, vehicular emissions, pollutants from construction sites – all contribute to the hazardous levels of pollution in Delhi. Such is the condition that vulnerable people have been left with little option but to relocate to cities […]

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We already know that air pollution has been linked to not just respiratory illnesses, but also reduced memory and loss of intelligence in humans. Now a new study by researchers from the University of Southern California found that early exposure to vehicular emissions increases the risk of obesity in children. Babies exposed to high levels of […]

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“Your lungs are filled with tar! Do you smoke heavily?” asks the doctor. “No, doc. But yes, I breathe!” This is the conversation most of us living in highly polluted urban areas might be soon having with our doctors. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO Head, warns that air pollution is the “new tobacco”, and the […]

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UNICEF has expressed its concern over poor air quality in the UK and stressed that children in the country are facing long term ‘health crisis’ after being exposed to toxic air while commuting to school. The leading children’s charity further added that the kids are being denied their basic human right to breathe clean air. The organisation, […]

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