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A truck-mounted fogging machine and Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Station were commissioned at the V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust on Tuesday.

At the PGIMER, north India’s premier medical hub, the respiratory OPD had seen a huge increase since 2010. From 18,627 patients registered in 2010, the number rose to 40,068 in 2016.

About 33.6% of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) (DALYs) could be attributed to ambient air pollution, 25.8% to household air pollution and 21% to smoking.

Disability adjusted life years or DALYs are years of healthy life lost to premature death and suffering.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Verhaen Khanna & Ors. Vs. Union of India & Others dated 12/09/2018 regarding the environmental clearance granted for setting up the Integrated Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre (IECC) at Pragati Maidan.

India has 18% of the global population and an increasing burden of chronic respiratory diseases. However, a systematic understanding of the distribution of chronic respiratory diseases and their trends over time is not readily available for all of the states of India. Our aim was to report the trends in the burden of chronic respiratory diseases and the heterogeneity in their distribution in all states of India between 1990 and 2016.

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The China VI standard is among the world’s most stringent HDV emission standards and combines best practices from both European and U.S. regulations. It will be a key pathway to clean up diesel emissions and is therefore a critical step toward winning the war against air pollution in China.

Air pollution causes great harm to European citizens’ health. Each year, about 400 000 people die prematurely due to excessive air pollutants such as dust particles, nitrogen dioxide and ozone. For about 30 years, the EU has had clean air legislation that sets limits to the concentrations of pollutants in the air.

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