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Air Pollution

Air Pollution: Introduction of chemicals, particulate matter, biological materials which cause harm or discomfort to humans or other living organisms, and cause damage to the natural environment is Air Pollution. The Stratospheric ozone depletion due to air pollution has long been recognized as a threat to human health as well as to the Earth’s ecosystems. ..

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2021 World Air Quality Report

In 2021, air pollution continued to reach unhealthy levels according to a report on World Air Quality which was prepared by ”IQAir” a swiss organization. Also, for the fourth year running, New Delhi remained to be the most polluted capital city in the world. Overview: 35 Indian cities have been listed by the index under ..

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Dialogue Towards Clean Air

On 7th March 2022, the Union environment minister and the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) in the National Capital Region (NCR) inaugurated a two-day interactive session in Gurugram named “Dialogue Towards Clean Air”. Overview: This session was inaugurated to find solutions regarding problems related to air pollution by involving stakeholders and looking at technologies. ..

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Plastic snowfall in the Alps

The researchers from Austria, Netherlands and Switzerland have found that trillions of plastic particles fall along with snow in Switzerland. These particles travel 2000 kilometres through air. What did the study find? About 43 trillion plastic particle land in Alps of Switzerland. They fall along with the snow. They are carried by wind. It has ..

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Study on Children Asthma and Traffic-related pollution

As per new study on Children Asthma, traffic-related air pollutants accounts for around 2 million new cases of paediatric asthma, from Mumbai to Los Angeles. Highlights Asthma is a chronic illness, causing inflammation of the lung’s airways. Researchers studied ground concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), which is a pollutant coming from tailpipe vehicle emissions, industrial ..

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National Pollution Control Day: December 2

Every year, India marks the National Pollution Control Day on December 2. The day is observed in the memory of the people who lost their lives in the Bhopal Gas Tragedy. The National Pollution Control Day is celebrated in India to make the citizens aware of laws that exist in India that help to contain ..

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IQAir: 94 of 100 most polluted cities in India, China, Pakistan

According to air quality tracker “IQAir”, air pollution continues to present one of the biggest health hazards to people across the world. Key Points Air Pollution contributes to around 7 million premature deaths per annum. Out of these deaths, 600000 are children. Air pollution is also estimated to cost global economy upwards of $2.9 trillion each year ..

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