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Using the natural experiment of air pollution declines during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the researchers evaluated whether having specific months of pregnancy (i.e. 1st…8th) during the 2008 Olympic period was associated with larger birth weights, compared with pregnancies during the same dates in 2007 or 2009.

NGT has ordered for complete ban on burning of waste in open including garbage, leaves, plastic and crop residues and said that violators will be fined Rs. 5,000.

Sulfur dioxide (SO2) is a problematic inhalable air pollutant in areas of widespread industrialization, not only in the United States but also in countries undergoing rapid industrialization, such as China, and it can be a potential trigger factor for asthma exacerbations. It is known that asthmatics are sensitive to the effects of SO2; however, the basis of this enhanced sensitivity remains incompletely understood. A PubMed search was performed over the course of 2014, encompassing the following terms: asthma, airway inflammation, sulfur dioxide, IL-10, mouse studies, and human studies.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Vardhaman Kaushik Vs. Union of India & Ors.And Sanjay Kulshrestha Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 16/03/2015 regarding polluted ambient air quality in the NCT of Delhi.

Can't lessen air pollution? You could, at least, keep your system immune to its harmful reactions...

Presentation by Dr. Sarath Guttikunda of UrbanEmissions.Info at Anil Agarwal Dialogue 2015: Poor in climate change, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, March 11 – 12, 2015.

Presentation by Bart E Croes, chief of the Research Division for the California Air Resources Board at the Anil Agarwal Dialogue 2015: Poor in climate change, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, March 11 – 12, 2015.

Presentation by Anumita Roychowdhury, Executive Director, Research and Advocacy, Centre for Science and Environment at Anil Agarwal Dialogue 2015: Poor in climate change, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, March 11 – 12, 2015.

Air pollution is hypothesized to be a risk factor for diabetes. Epidemiological evidence is inconsistent and has not been systematically evaluated.

In four European cohorts, we investigated the cross-sectional association between long-term exposure to air pollution and intima-media thickness of the common carotid artery (CIMT), a pre-clinical marker of atherosclerosis.

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