Almost one in seven of the world’s children, 300 million, live in areas with the most toxic levels of outdoor air pollution – six or more times higher than international guidelines – reveals this UNICEF report.

Adverse effects of air pollution, described as the world’s biggest environmental risk by WHO, may linger on in Delhi for generations to come, experts warn.

GENEVA — The World Health Organization says more than nine out of 10 people worldwide live in areas with excessive air pollution, contributing to problems like strokes, heart disease and lung cance

PM2.5 concentrations were measured in residential indoor environment in slums of central India during 2012–2013. In addition, a suite of chemical components including metals (Al, K, Ca, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Cd, Pb, Mo, Se, Sb, Na, Mg, K and Hg), ions (Na+, Mg2+, K+, Ca2+, F−, Cl−, NH4+, NO3− and SO42−) and carbon (OC and EC) were analyzed for all samples. Indoor PM2.5 concentrations were found to be several folds higher than the 24-h national ambient air quality standard (60 µg/m3) for PM2.5 in India, and the concentrations were found to vary from season to season.

Air pollution takes huge economic toll on poor countries and costs the world more than $5 trillion annually reveals the new World Bank study on economic costs of indoor and outdoor pollution.

Nearly 4.3 million deaths worldwide were attributable to exposure to household air pollution in 2012. However, household coal use remains widespread. Researchers investigated the association of cooking coal and all-cause and cause-specific mortality in a prospective cohort of primarily never-smoking women in Shanghai, China.

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Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Dileep B. Nevatia Vs Ministry of Environment and Forest & Others dated 30/08/2016 regarding violation of Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1981 and Environment (Protection) Act 1986, being caused due to the poor quality of kerosene supply by the public sector refineries operating under Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas to the poorest segment of the society for their cooking and other purposes and also to the Defence personnel.

Atlanta healthcare in collaboration with Britain’s Cambridge Mask company has introduced the advance military grade anti-pollution mask in India.

The eastern Mediterranean region is comprised of 22 countries: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Since our Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010), the region has faced unrest as a result of revolutions, wars, and the so-called Arab uprisings. The objective of this study was to present the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors in the eastern Mediterranean region as of 2013.

A study published in the journal ‘Pediatrics’ shows a clear association between mothers’ exposure to high levels of environmental pollutants during pregnancy to a four-point drop in children’s IQ s

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