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About a third of the air pollution in China's smog-hit capital comes from outside the city, official media reported on Wednesday, citing a pollution watchdog.

The state Pollution Control Board is finally devising a strategy to deal with the situation in the state's industrial hub of Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh (BBN).

The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) will soon install three stations to continuously monitor ambient air quality in the city.

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More people die in road crashes in India than anywhere else in the world.

Every year, road accidents in India claim 1,42,485 lives. But there's something else that kills 6 times as many. Air pollution has become the 5th largest cause of death in India, with over 6,20,000 premature deaths. Globally, air pollution related deaths have increased 300%.

Genetics may partially explain observed heterogeneity in associations between traffic-related air pollution and incident asthma. The aim of the study was to investigate the impact of gene variants associated with oxidative stress and inflammation on associations between air pollution and incident childhood asthma.

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This new World Bank report quantifies the health losses from road deaths and injuries worldwide, as part of the path-finding Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study. Combined with the deaths arising from vehicle pollution, the road transport death toll exceeds that of, for example, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, or diabetes

With PM10 concentration, the Capital tops the pollution charts

Air pollution is known to cause shorter and sicker lives and Delhiites never seem to have had it so bad. The Capital has been listed as the worst performer across the country with respect to the presence of alarmingly high level of Particulate Matter up to 10 micrometer in size (PM10) concentration.

It is difficult to discern the proportion of blood lead (PbB) attributable to ambient air lead (PbA) given the multitude of lead (Pb) sources and pathways of exposure. The PbB-PbA relationship has previously been evaluated across populations. This relationship was a central consideration in the 2008 review of the Pb national ambient air quality standards. The objectives of this study are to evaluate the relationship between PbB and PbA concentrations among children nationwide for recent years and to compare the relationship with those obtained from other studies in the literature.

New Delhi: It’s not power or water that is weighing on their minds. People living close to the Okhla waste to energy plant have decided to vote in the general election to demand clean air.