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Delhi air pollution: ‘We are currently training in a gas chamber’ admit athletes

The PM 2.5 levels around the stadium were recorded around 196 µg/m3 (average in the last 24 hours), nearly three times the Indian standards (60 µg/m3) for permissible levels.

Dust, PM2.5: Delhi air best in three years, says pollution board

This is according to data released by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) Monday, which showed that the air quality in 2018, so far, has improved compared to 2017 and 2016.

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PM2.5 is cutting life short by over a year, finds study

In May, the WHO Global Ambient Air Quality Database for 2018, showed that India had 14 out of the 15 most polluted cities in the world in terms of PM2.5 concentrations.

IITs find out: Lung cancer risk high for people near Delhi roads

Living close to main roads in New Delhi may increase chances of “lung cancer mortality” due to the inhalation of particulate matter that contains trace elements such as chromium and nickel, a new study published in March has found.

Chennai as polluted as New Delhi? Air quality hits alarming levels following Deepavali celebrations

A day before Deepavali, the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board had appealed to residents of the city to "restrict" bursting crackers to the "maximum extent possible".

Watch Death By Breath: Documentary on Delhi's pollution

Arre and The Indian Express investigate how Delhi breathes under a blanket of smog.

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Death By Breath: A look at key studies on Delhi's pollution and how warnings were ignored

A few stories that look at key studies on Delhi's air pollution, and how none of the warnings issued by environmental organisations and experts were acted upon.

Tandoors, burning of solid waste adding to dirty Delhi air: IIT study

According to the report, a complete ban on MSW burning can almost bring emissions from this source to zero and possibly see an improvement of 5-10 per cent in air quality.

Death by breath: As ‘green cess’ kicks in, toll plazas witness mile-long snarls, angry drivers in Delhi

Arguments at the Delhi's Shahdara toll plaza caused a two-km long traffic snarl.

My grandson looks like a ninja because he's forced to wear mask: CJI Dattu on pollution in Delhi

Chief Justice H L Dattu was responding to a submission from senior lawyer Harish Salve that he had to take a steroid for the first time last week to tackle breathing problems caused by pollution in the national capital.

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Pollution levels drop a bit in Delhi: News in Numbers

Some good news for the people of Delhi. A slew of measures taken by multiple agencies on the city’s air pollution problem seem to have actually produced a slight respite. See more: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i

Full documentary | Death By Breath: An Arre-Indian Express Original

With the second phase of the government’s odd-even scheme having come to an end in Delhi, is it too little too late? Arre and The Indian Express investigate how Delhi breathes under a blanket of smog.  

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