Schools were closed in Delhi till Tuesday because of the severe environmental situation caused by post-harvest burning of stubble in neighbouring states.
Tag: Air Pollution
Dust, which majorly comprises of loose soil, has emerged as a major contributor to air pollution. Unpaved roads and digging activities for various infrastructural construction exposes the loose soil, contributing as much as 17 per cent of the particulate matter (PM) in the air.
In Chanakyapuri, where the US embassy is located, the AQI was 189 and at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, 168 at 8 p.m.
The results were derived from daily Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) crime statistics and an eight-year detailed map of daily US air pollution.
Three new studies from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Cincinnati, highlight the relationship between air pollution and mental health in children.
If you live in areas with increased levels of ozone, researchers found an increase in emphysema roughly the equivalent of smoking a pack of cigarettes a day for 29 years.
In 2019, air pollution is considered by WHO as the greatest environmental risk to health.
Bihar’s Muzaffarpur city is witnessing a dip in quality of air. More than cold, it’s the pollution which has created mayhem in the day to day life. People across age bar are suffering from allergy, fever, cold and cough. In the past few days, the Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital[Read More…]
New Delhi, Owing to a rise in humidity and light winds, the overall air quality of the national capital slipped to the ‘severe’ zone on Saturday, despite the authorities predicting it would remain in the ‘very poor’ category. “Calm winds along with a spike in humidity levels because of an[Read More…]
New Delhi, It was a cold Wednesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 6.5 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season’s average, as Delhi continued to remain under ‘severe’ air pollution, Met officials said. “There was shallow to moderate fog in the morning. The sky[Read More…]
New Delhi: It was a misty morning in the national capital on Wednesday that again witnessed ‘very poor’ air quality with the minimum temperature recorded at 8.4 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season’s average, the Met said. The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 95 percent, an unfavourable condition for[Read More…]
New Delhi, Air quality has yet again dropped in the national capital and neighbouring areas on Tuesday, with more places suffering ‘severe’ pollution levels even as stubble burning is negligible. Experts attribute the current pollution situation of Delhi to local sources, including vehicular emissions, dust and industrial pollution. There are[Read More…]
New Delhi, With pollution comes the requirement to be extra cautious of your hair as the chances of it getting dull gets higher. Make sure you treat it well. Pankaj Chaturvedi, Director, Senior Consultant Dermatologist and Hair Transplant Surgeon at MedLinks list down some steps to get rid of frizzy[Read More…]
In a fresh report by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) released for Wednesday 21st November, Muzaffarpur is been marked as the most polluted city among all. The figures released by the CPCB were for all cities of India and just not Bihar. The cities with severe air quality were:[Read More…]
London, A team of researchers has linked intellectual disabilities among children to rising air pollution, stressing that exposure outdoor may impede cognitive development. According to the study funded by Public Health England and published in the Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, British children with intellectual disabilities are more likely than[Read More…]
As Delhi continues to grapple with rising air pollution, Noida authority, in association with residents welfare associations, carried out a massive afforestation drive by planting 1.7 lakh saplings in 28 locations in the city on Saturday, November 17. Breaking its own record of a single-day afforestation created on August 15[Read More…]
New Delhi: It was a foggy morning in the national capital on Thursday with the minimum temperature recorded at 10.5 degrees Celsius and air quality deteriorating to “severe” level a day after Diwali. The air-quality across the National Capital Region has worsened, according to System of Air Quality and Weather[Read More…]
With pollution levels rising in both New Delhi and Mumbai, the Central Pollution Control Board is set to implement an emergency action plan to combat the situation. The emergency plan is likely to implement stringent actions against stubble burning, regular water sprinkling in open areas, ban on diesel vehicles etc.[Read More…]
Delhi’s toxic air is once again in the news and today’s incident has further hampered Delhi’s image. The site of high pollution levels has been noted in two of the most prestigious Indian tournaments, Ranji Trophy and the Indian Super League. On the inaugural day of this session of Ranji[Read More…]
Chandigarh: Accusing the Punjab government for failing to control stubble burning of the harvested paddy crop, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday that the pollution level had deteriorated in the national capital after October 25. “We have seen abnormal increase in pollution level after October 25. This is[Read More…]
New Delhi: The air quality in Delhi-NCR worsened to the “severe” level on Tuesday, as an overnight spike in pollution covered the city in a smoky haze. The city witnessed a thick layer of haze on Tuesday morning, which affected visibility. Experts warned that episodes of smog will begin in[Read More…]
New Delhi: The air quality in Delhi and NCR went further down on Monday, with experts cautioning people to abstain from any form of brisk physical activity even in indoor gymnasiums. The Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi was at 367 points on Monday against 366 on Sunday and in[Read More…]
“Stubble burning and landfill fire in and around Delhi continue to increase Air Pollution Level of Delhi and situation to become worst during Diwali falling on November 7,” says Shambhavi Shukla, Senior Research Associate who works with Center for Science and Environment Air pollution Team to Newsd. Air quality has[Read More…]
New Delhi: Delhi Aam Admi Party (AAP) government environment minister Imran Hussain claims that the pollution level of the national capital has improved over the last three years. He said due to the measures that have been implemented to improve air quality in Delhi which include the ban on garbage[Read More…]
New Delhi: With deteriorating air quality in the national capital, Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Tuesday directed various departments to combat air pollution on a war-footing and also take mandated actions under ‘very poor’and ‘severe’ categories of air quality index. Hussian reviewed the preparedness and action plan of various[Read More…]