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Central Pollution Control Board chairman Susheel Kumar on Monday said that he had written to the chief secretary in April asking him to urgently formulate an air pollution action plan.

Farmers defy Deputy Commissioner’s orders, continue to burn straw

Ludhiana is one of the most polluted cities in the world, courtesy industrial waste and stubble burning. Despite Deputy Commissioner Rajat Aggarwal instructing farmers not to burn stubble, the practice continues unabated.

Instead Of Addressing Problem, Gets Into Futile Argument About Data For Beijing

New Delhi: World Health Organization’s data that indicates Delhi has the most polluted air in the world has confirmed what they have anecdotally known all along, say doctors in the city.

The World Health Organization's (WHO) air quality database of 1,600 cities in different countries shows Delhi as most polluted city, however, the situation in five big cities of Rajasthan is also n

BHOPAL: Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh capital Raipur are among top four cities of the world with the dirtiest air, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) study.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has pegged air quality in most cities worldwide below its guidelines for safe levels, but India appears among the worst.

According to the UN agency’s latest pollution data, Delhi (not Beijing) tops the list of most polluted cities. Among the world’s 20 most polluted cities in the world, 13 are in India. Of the 13, three are in Punjab: Amritsar (no. 14), Ludhiana (no. 15) and Khanna (no. 20).

Only 12 per cent of the people living in cities for which air quality data is available, are breathing “safe” air, reveals World Health Organization’s Urban Air Quality database.

About half the urban population being monitored is exposed to air pollution that is at least 2.5 times higher than the levels recommended by the WHO, putting those people at additional risk of serious, long-term health problems.

GURGAON: Air pollution is now categorized as a public health hazard by the World Health Organization.

Environmental health effects vary considerably with regard to their severity, type of disease, and duration. Integrated measures of population health, such as environmental burden of disease (EBD), are useful for setting priorities in environmental health policies and research. This review is a summary of the full Environmental Burden of Disease in European countries (EBoDE) project report.