New Delhi: Only 3% of enquires on a toll-free weather and air quality call service are on pollution levels.

Apple's labour practices are under attack by two activist groups who contend the company makes its iPhones with a hazardous mix of chemicals that threaten the health of factory workers assembling t

Doctors who have been monitoring air quality data for the last month suggest that the best time to take a stroll for those vulnerable to pollution-related diseases is around 2pm.

This is because PM 10 (coarse) and PM 2.5 (fine, respirable particles) levels stabilize briefly around that time. However, they found that different pollutants dominate at different monitoring stations, for instance benzene levels were much higher than the standard near Mandir Marg while carbon monoxide levels were higher near Anand Vihar.

Pakistan has imported over 22,149 metric tonnes of potentially hazardous plastic scrap, as the country is a big dumping ground for plastic scrap.

The project aims at monitoring 10 types of pollutants that affect people's health; it will also work towards reducing concerns.

It is not just nitrogen oxides and particulate matter that causes pollution in the city. A new study claims to have found high levels of toxic benzene in Hyderabad’s air.

It says that the city now faces the challenge of a multi-pollutant crisis. And not just Hyderabad, but tier-II cities in the state such as Guntur and Vijayawada too are experiencing high levels of pollution.

Govt Fails To Save Riverine Ecosystem; Also Unable To Improve Air Quality, Contain Private Vehicle Surge

If the Congress government’s performance were measured on the yardstick of urban ecology, it would fail miserably at least on one count—the Yamuna.
Despite repeated promises of cleaning up, the river’s condition has been deteriorating by the day. However,the issue is not entirely of pollution—the flow of water in the Delhi stretch of the river is not adequate.

These are the latest guidelines issued by CPCB on measurement of ambient air pollutants for implementation of uniform air quality standards across the country, irrespective of the land use pattern.

IGI Airport, Mandir Marg, Civil Lines Affected; IIT-Kanpur To Study Trend

Benzene levels in air are alarmingly high in some parts of Delhi. A potent carcinogen, benzene levels were 2 to 12 times more than the prescribed limit at Civil Lines and IGI airport on Sunday evening and through the day on Monday.

Air quality registers a marginal improvement

Having gasped for breath for nearly a week now, Delhiites breathed slightly easy on Tuesday with the air quality registering a marginal improvement. But deteriorating air quality and the dense smog that had enveloped the Capital for the past few days has prompted environmentalists to demand that urgent measures be put in place to reduce air pollution in the city.

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