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Study suggests that regular exercise even in polluted areas can lower risk of death

Researchers found that a high level of habitual exercise and a low level of exposure to air pollution was associated with lower risk of death from natural causes

Published on 16th August 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: About 660 million Indians lose three years to air pollution says a study published today in 2015

In today's #TBT, we bring to you a few scary facts that came to light via a study in the year 2015. And all these facts point towards the dangerous problem of air pollution and what we stand to lose

Published on 21st February 2021
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If exposed to air pollution, children will experience a decline in thinking skills later in life, finds study

The study indicates that greater exposure to air pollution at the very start of life was associated with a detrimental effect on people's cognitive skills up to 60 years later

Published on 3rd February 2021
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Lowering blood pressure may reduce COVID-19 risk in people exposed to air pollution

Air pollution, particularly fine particulate matter, has been implicated in cardiovascular risks, partly through effects on BP

Published on 2nd February 2021
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Union Budget 2021: Urban Swachh Bharat Mission 2.0 costing Rs 1.41 lakh crore launched

To tackle the burdening problem of air pollution, the Finance Minister also allocated Rs 2,217 crores in the Union Budget 2021

Published on 1st February 2021
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Air pollution can increase risk of progressive and irreversible sight loss: Study

The researchers, including those from the University College London, UK, noted that AMD is the leading cause of irreversible blindness among the over 50s in high-income countries

Published on 26th January 2021
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Delhi air quality remains in the 'severe' category on New Year's Day

Cold wave conditions continue to persist in Delhi with dense fog reducing the visibility in most parts of the national capital in the New Year morning

Published on 1st January 2021
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Higher exposure to air pollution may affect mental health later in life: Study

When looking at individual air pollutants, the research found that long-term exposure to nitrogen dioxide or fine particulate air pollution was associated with increased depressive symptoms

Published on 18th November 2020
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Combination of air pollution, COVID-19 can cause more severe disease, increase mortality: AIIMS Director

Guleria said increased air pollution, especially during winters, can help the virus in surviving longer, thereby affecting more people

Published on 11th November 2020
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We know the air we breathe is toxic. Bengaluru-based start-up Ambee tells us just how much 

Ambee has installed over 500 sensors all over India. The start-up has air quality data for over one lakh pincodes across 65 countries. This is how they do what they do extremely efficiently

Published on 24th May 2020
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Air pollution linked with higher COVID-19 death rate: Study

Using this data, the researcher was able to identify hotspots around the world with high levels of air pollution and simultaneously low levels of air movement

Published on 20th April 2020
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US study finds that air pollution is linked to higher COVID-19 death rates

The yet-to-be-published study looked at more than 3,000 counties across the US, comparing levels of fine particulate air pollution with novel coronavirus death counts for each area

Published on 8th April 2020
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Pollution shocker: Chennai breathes toxic air 100 days in a year

The World Health Organisation prescribes 25 ug/m3 as safe limit, while India has fixed a standard of 60 ug/m3

Published on 25th November 2019
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This IIT alumni start-up launched a free app 'Breezo' that will provide real-time updates on air pollution

Called 'BreeZo,' the air quality data app utilises Satellite Tracking to compare pollution levels in multiple locations in real-time, access historic trends acro all pollution control boards in India

Published on 20th November 2019
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70 percent of Delhi parents want scheduled 'smog-break' for schools in November

Delhiites got some respite on Sunday morning as the air quality improved from "severe" category to "poor" category

Published on 17th November 2019

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