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Pollution kills 7 million people every year: WHO

New report by WHO flags the huge toll pollution continues to claim despite efforts by governments Nine out of 10 people around the world breathe...

Surgeries don’t just save lives; they pollute, like refrigerators do

For all the years that pollution has been in the news, surgeries have rarely been associated with it. However as it turns out, not...

Traffic pollution can lead to low birth weight: BMJ

If the return of Delhi's smog has left you worrying about its effects on your children, here's more bad news. The effects start from...

Walking on busy roads may cause more harm than good in...

If you are ageing and a brisk walk is what keeps you going every day, read on. As short as a two-hour exposure to soot...

Indo-UK project to study pollution effects on Delhiites using tiny sensors

A team of researchers from nine institutes of India and the United Kingdom, led by the University of Edinburgh will examine links between long-term...

Pollution affects kids’ brains: UNICEF paper

Breathing in polluted air can damage brain tissue and undermine cognitive development A new UNICEF paper estimates that almost 17 million babies under the age...

Sri Lankan cricketers in masks one more pollution warning signal

Not that Delhiites needed reminding but the sight of Sri Lankan cricketers on the Feroz Shah Kotla cricket field with masks on has once...

“30% premature deaths caused by air pollution”

Air pollution causes 30% of premature deaths in the country, a report released on Monday by the Centre for Science and Environment has revealed....

Air quality dipping, Delhi Govt issues advisory

With air quality in the National Capital Region (NCR) expected to go further down in the coming days, Delhi government has issued a health...

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