Exposure to environmental pollutants is known to be harmful to health, in general, and to lungs in particular. In this respect, traffic police are at particular risk due to the nature of their job, since they are exposed to emissions from the vehicles.

The prevalence of respiratory problems and the ventilatory functions in subjects belonging to three sample areas with different levels of pollution was studied to ascertain if there is any association between air pollutant levels and abnormal ventilatory functions.

Hyderabad Metropolitan Area spreads over 1905 sq.km. The city has 7 million people. Additional one million people enter the city every day. The central core of the city -- only168 sq.km, holds 60 percent of the people and 70 percent of the jobs. Though the city’s air pollution shows arrested trend this Southern city is poised for vehicle explosion. Share of car trips is increasing steadily, taking away space from walkers and public transport users. Congestion has slowed down peak hour traffic. The city needs rapid mobility transition. .

Hyderabad, Sept. 27: A long pending proposal to construct a power project exclusively for Hyderabad city will soon be a reality. The Chief Minister, Mr K. Rosaiah, has agreed to revive the Sankarapalli power project which was kept in cold storage for years.

Hyderabad, Nov. 1: One of the indirect causes of pneumonia is high pollution levels in the twin cities.

Oct. 29: City health researchers have found an environmental and genetic link to endometriosis.
Endometriosis is associated with chronic pelvic pain and irregular monthly cycles. It is also one of the major causes of infertility in women. It affects about 15 per cent women of child-bearing age.

Hyderabad, Oct. 19: The pollution level in the city peaked on the Diwali night (Saturday) with different parts of Hyderabad and Secunderabad recording as much as 39 per cent more pollutants than on ordinary days.