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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).

The bench said, 'The law enforcement agencies and pollution control boards should strictly ensure the compliance of the court order on ban of the bursting of crackers.'

L-G discusses traffic management, pollution in east Delhi areas

“Delhi is like a washbasin which sucks all the pollution from the neighbouring areas,” said Prof Mukesh Khare from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Delhi at Panjab University, here today.

The Air Quality Index on Thursday read 194 at 4 pm, putting the air in the ‘moderate’ range. It was 282 on Wednesday, which falls in the ‘poor’ category.

The Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) has asked the Delhi government to stop the use of non-permitted fuels in industrial areas and for regular patrolling of these sit

This adds to the growing body of evidence showing the negative cardiovascular and respiratory impacts of even a short, two-hour exposure to motor traffic pollution

NEW DELHI: As many as 10 Indian cities have figured in the 20 most polluted cities across the world leaving over eight million children in the country exposed to toxic air and potentially putting t

After being pulled up by the National Green Tribunal (NGT), the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government finally submitted in court on Wednesday, an action plan to curb pollution in the city.

One of the points in the action plan to combat pollution, submitted by the Delhi government to the NGT, was the implementation of the Odd-Even restriction if air quality is in the emergency range.

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