Chinese authorities will roll out a new pollution alert system for regions ranging from the cleanest “green non-alert zones” to the most severe “red” zones, where the environment and natural resources are severely strained.
The company Thomas Talhelm started, ‘SmartAir’, has since sold over 30,000 DIY air purifiers within China, and has shipped to India and Mongolia.
The study has found that the disease burden due to COPD was highest in Papua New Guinea, India, Lesotho, and Nepal while the burden for asthma was highest in Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Fiji, Kiribati, Lesotho, Papua New Guinea, and Swaziland.
21-month-old baby, her mother and grandmother alleged that the running of the school in North Delhi created safety hazards, caused traffic congestion and endangered the safety of the residents of the locality and caused air and noise pollution. The plea also said that the vehicles of the school caused pollution.
Exposure to diesel can lead to systemic inflammation, vasoconstriction — narrowing of blood vessels, and raised blood pressure, all of which can cause harmful changes to the structure and function of heart.
Air pollution causes swelling, congestion in central nervous system and brain areas that control breathing and sleep patterns.
The mining firms are required to furnish a bank guarantee by tomorrow, failing which, they will not be allowed to operate this season.
With India taking the renewable route and investing heavily in solar energy, this could be the opportunity to show the world that the country is serious about cleaning its toxic air.
Other than skin and joints, it can also affect other organs in the body such as the kidneys, the tissue lining the lungs and heart, and the brain.
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According to the OECD report, air pollution is also likely to cost around $2.6 trillion annually, in terms of sick days, medical bills and reduced agricultural output globally.
High blood pressure has been identified as a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and strokes.
According to the researchers, air pollution risks will not negate the health benefits of active travel in urban areas.
Sources said the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) will soon release its assessment of the impact of odd-even by comparing air quality before and after the scheme.
On April 24, ozone levels hit 75 parts per billion or 150 µg/m³, the first sharp rise seen during the scheme, from around 62 parts per billion or 124 µg/m³ the preceding day.