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Chennai air quality falls to 'hazardous' levels on Boghi

January 14, 2020 1:31 pm

Officials at the Chennai International Airport released a statement urging citizens residing around the airport in Meenambakkam to refrain from building bonfires as it compromises visibility.

E-smog and excess screen time: New age parents, take notice

December 27, 2019 8:05 am

Research shows that children’s developing brains, eyes and bone marrow absorb electromagnetic radiation three to 10 times deeper than adults.

Smog in Chennai due to local factors, nothing to do with Delhi: Pollution board

November 05, 2019 5:03 pm

Sources said that the smog in the city should dissipate once the wind velocity picks up in Chennai.

Buying an anti-pollution mask? Here's all you need to know

November 03, 2019 6:37 pm

Many continue to use surgical masks unaware that they are for single-use purpose only. While N95 and N99 are most sought after, there are some other masks that you must know about.

Air quality plunges to 'severe'; Here's how to protect yourself from smog

October 30, 2019 12:04 pm

Smog, that appears as a thick haze with a brownish tint, is mostly caused by high concentrations of nitrogen oxides.

Visibility drops due to thick smog in Chandigarh

October 30, 2019 1:15 pm

This Diwali, the air quality plummeted to ‘very poor’ category. The air quality was at its worst in the three years since 2017.

The dangers of air pollution: What you need to know about Delhi smog

May 13, 2019 2:03 pm

Anyone who engages in strenuous outdoor activity, from jogging to manual labour, is prone to smog-related health hazards.

Air pollution killed 1.2 million people in India in 2017, says report; bigger killer than smoking

April 03, 2019 10:01 am

The report notes air pollution exposure collectively reduces life expectancy by 20 months on average worldwide. Across the world, air pollution is responsible for more deaths than many better-known risk factors such as malnutrition, alcohol use and physical inactivity, states the report.

Clearing the Air

November 24, 2018 1:23 am

The Great Smog of India begins by clearly calling out the apathy, making all of us complicit in its severe ill effects to human health, quality of life, economic growth, and India’s soft power.

Air pollution cuts average Indian's life expectancy by over 4 years: Study

November 28, 2018 1:59 pm

Concentrations in Indian states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, and the National Capital Territory of Delhi are substantially higher, and the impact on life expectancy exceeds six years.


Mapping Delhi’s air quality, the week after Diwali: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

A look at the Air Quality Index during the week after Diwali in Delhi shows the amount of damage firecrackers have done with a little input from stubble burning in Punjab.