In May this year, Masilamani (41), a resident of a housing board colony bang opposite the Kodungiyur dumpyard, woke up with violent coughs and breathlessness.

MARGAO: In a bid to control air pollution in the port town of Vasco and Margao, the district authorities have outlined a 16-point program to check increasing air pollution in the two towns, with a suggestion to make pollution check compulsory for all vehicles entering the State.

The program was discussed at a meeting chaired by the District Magistrate, South N D Agarwal with representatives of petroleum companies and other agencies, including the RTO and civic bodies.

The potential cost of pesticide-related illnesses in sub-Saharan African between 2005 and 2020 could reach $90bn (£56bn), according to a UN report released on Wednesday highlighting the growing hea

Over 160 people from Dharavi, many of them children, were hospitalised on Thursday as they took ill after playing Holi allegedly with toxic colours. While some children fainted or felt giddy, others went blue as the contaminated colours were ingested, witnesses and doctors said. Four children and one adult are serious and in the ICU of Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Hospital in Sion.

The incident was reported around 1.30 pm when a bunch of boys fainted in a lane near Dharavi. Soon, many more cases started getting reported around Dharavi and Sion.

Limited human data suggest an association of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) with adverse effects on children’s growth. The authors evaluated the associations of OCPs with longitudinally assessed growth among peripubertal boys from a Russian cohort with high environmental OCP levels.

 

This report presents WHO guidelines for the protection of public health from risks due to a number of chemicals commonly present in indoor air. The substances considered in this review, i.e.

Biomonitoring of exposure in workplaces has gained importance in evaluation of human health hazards. Since occupational exposure to petroleum hydrocarbons may have deleterious effects, genotoxicity risk among 200 fuel filling station attendants (FFSAs) and 200 matched controls was investigated.

Biomonitoring of exposure in workplaces has gained importance in evaluation of human health hazards. Since occupational exposure to petroleum hydrocarbons may have deleterious effects, genotoxicity risk among 200 fuel filling station attendants (FFSAs) and 200 matched controls was investigated.

The city

Concentrations of benzene, a carcinogen Volatile Organic Compound (VOC), have been measured through monitoring campaigns at three different locations on Mathura Road, an intercity road carrying high density traffic in New Delhi.

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