Tag: Air Pollution

Other Indian cities join Delhi in air pollution emergency

Other Indian cities join Delhi in air pollution emergency

The sickening air pollution that led the Indian capital to shut schools and construction sites this week has prompted similar measures in neighboring cities. Officials in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh say they expect the acrid smog to blanket the state within days. Air pollution experts blame myriad pollution sources, from diesel-burning cars and […]

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Toxic bomb ticks on Maldives rubbish island

Toxic bomb ticks on Maldives rubbish island

Oct 20, – Thilafushi Island, a half-hour boat trip from the capital, is surrounded by the same crystal clear waters and white sand that have made the Indian Ocean archipelago a honeymoon destination for the rich and famous. But no holidaymaker sets foot here and none could imagine from their plane seats that the rising […]

October 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Wood fires and diesel cars pose pollution threat

Wood fires and diesel cars pose pollution threat

Oct 15, – European regulators are expected to propose a tightening of EU limits on microscopic particles known as particulate matter (PM) and other pollutants, with legislative proposals due before the end of the year. While emissions of some pollutants have declined sharply in Europe in recent decades, more diesel cars and a rise in […]

October 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
High Smog Levels Tied to Serious Heart Problems

High Smog Levels Tied to Serious Heart Problems

Oct 12, – Particulate air pollution refers to tiny particles in the air known as PM10. The European Union’s PM10 safety threshold is 50 micrograms per cubic meter (mcg/m3), but this study suggests that the harmful effects of PM10 may occur below that level. High levels of particulate air pollution — commonly known as smog […]

October 12, 2013 | By | Reply More
China’s Cabinet announced broad measures to curb air pollution

China’s Cabinet announced broad measures to curb air pollution

June 17, AP – The broad measures approved by the State Council include putting strict controls in place for industries that produce large amounts of waste and pollution, but it will likely be up to local governments to work out the details. China’s Cabinet has announced measures to curb the country’s notorious air pollution, one […]

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Study found: Air Pollution May Speed Hardening of Arteries people exposed to higher levels showed more thickening of vessels

Study found: Air Pollution May Speed Hardening of Arteries people exposed to higher levels showed more thickening of vessels

April 24, AP – Long-term exposure to air pollution may speed up the process of atherosclerosis, also known as hardening of the arteries, a new study suggests. Although this exposure to higher concentrations of air pollution could increase people’s risk for heart attacks and stroke, the researchers noted that reductions in air pollution could have […]

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