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Household air pollution (HAP) is the eighth leading risk factor for global disease burden, contributing to 2.9 million yearly premature deaths. Nearly 80% of the sub-Saharan population and about 90 million households in Nigeria use biomass as their primary fuel for cooking and energy needs, which can adversely impact their health. Exposure to air pollution has been linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes like stillbirth, preeclampsia, preterm birth, low birth weight, reduced fetal head circumference, miscarriage, and intra-uterine fetal growth retardation (IUGR).

Household cleaners, paints and perfumes have become substantial sources of urban air pollution as strict controls on vehicles have reduced road traffic emissions, scientists say.

Total emissions from motor vehicles fell 12% from 2012 to 2016, according to the Office for National Statistics.

German ministers have announced that free public transportation will be trialled in five cities by "the end of this year at the latest" in an effort to reduce road traffic, meet EU air pollution ta

Heavy air pollution caused by haze and dust particles in Iran's southwestern city of Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, has surged to 60 times above safe levels, crossing the "hazardous" level, in which th

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered the shutdown of a plastic processing factory at Asutuare in the Shai Osudoku District of the Greater Accra Region accused of severe air polluti

Toxic air 'may have potential ethical costs that go beyond its well-known toll on health and the environment', says the study's lead author

In compliance to the direction of Hon’ble National Green Tribunal, Principal Bench, New Delhi Dated: November 17, 2017 (in the matter of Vardhman Kaushik Vs. Union of India & Others vide OA No. 44/2018 Earlier OA No.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 06/02/2018 regarding action plan for removal of traffic congestion, Delhi.

The recommendations of the Task Force relating to the action plan for removal of traffic congestion is being implemented according to the Counsel appearing for the Delhi Government and the Delhi Police. But the Apex Court refused to accept such a "bald statement" and asked for specific details along with the Reports on the Comprehensive Action Plan.

All schools in Tehran will remain closed on Tuesday because of dangerously high levels of air pollution blanketing the Iranian capital, authorities said.

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