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Death by Air: Can pollution cause stillbirth?
Explainers

Death by Air: Can pollution cause stillbirth?

A study published in Nature Communications has found that nearly a million stillbirths globally can be linked to particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns (PM 2.5). India, Pakistan and China were among the countries with the largest numbers of PM 2.5-related stillbirths, the research said

Explained: Why climate activists deflated tyres of 900 cars across eight nations
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Explained: Why climate activists deflated tyres of 900 cars across eight nations

The aptly-named Tyre Extinguishers, who claim to be defending themselves from climate change, pollution, and unsafe drivers, say they have pulled off ‘the biggest coordinated global action against high-carbon vehicles in history, with many more to come’

Punjab government makes it mandatory for brick kilns to use paddy straw as 20% of fuel to mitigate air pollution
India

Punjab government makes it mandatory for brick kilns to use paddy straw as 20% of fuel to mitigate air pollution

Brick kiln owners have been given six months to ensure 20 per cent of the fuel is paddy straw pellets. Action will be taken against those who do not implement it after 1 May next year

Foods that can protect you from harmful effects of air pollution
Lifestyle

Foods that can protect you from harmful effects of air pollution

Air pollution has a severe impact on our health, causing damage to our lungs, heart, kidneys, and even brain. There are foods that can help us reduce this damage and boost immunity that enables us to fight better against pollution

India’s burden: How air pollutants are causing a rise in anaemia among women
India

India’s burden: How air pollutants are causing a rise in anaemia among women

A new study has linked long-term exposure to fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 air pollutants) to high anaemia prevalence among women of reproductive age in India. It says the cases can be reduced if the country meets its clean air targets

Delhi govt to reopen primary classes from 9 November, revokes work-from-home order
India

Delhi govt to reopen primary classes from 9 November, revokes work-from-home order

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said there has been a rapid improvement in the air pollution situation in Delhi and farm fires have also reduced

Centre's panel lifts curbs imposed in Delhi-NCR under final stage of air pollution action plan
India

Centre's panel lifts curbs imposed in Delhi-NCR under final stage of air pollution action plan

The 24-hour average air quality index stood at 339 at 4 pm, dropping from 381 a day ago. It was 447 on Friday, according to the Central Pollution Control Board

Delhi's air quality improves slightly to 'upper end of Very Poor' category
India

Delhi's air quality improves slightly to 'upper end of Very Poor' category

Even though the air quality in Delhi came down to 'very poor' from the 'severe' category, it is still touching an alarming level on Sunday morning as the overall Air Quality Index of the city stood at 339

Delhi pollution: 50% government staff to work from home, similar instructions for private sector soon
India

Delhi pollution: 50% government staff to work from home, similar instructions for private sector soon

Delhi's Air Quality Index climbed to 463 on Friday in the severe category, which affects healthy people and seriously impacts those with existing diseases

The Big Fight against Pollution: How damaging are diesel vehicles banned in Delhi-NCR?
India

The Big Fight against Pollution: How damaging are diesel vehicles banned in Delhi-NCR?

Diesel engines emit higher levels of particulate matter (PM) – tiny bits of soot residue – which can cause cancer and lead to acute respiratory issues

Aircalypse: From stunted growth in kids to obesity in adults, from diabetes to cancer, pollution bringing it all on
India

Aircalypse: From stunted growth in kids to obesity in adults, from diabetes to cancer, pollution bringing it all on

The air quality in Delhi continued to remain in the 'severe' category on Friday morning as the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of the city jumped to 472

Delhi-NCR Pollution: 7 wonder foods that will help you beat it!
Lifestyle

Delhi-NCR Pollution: 7 wonder foods that will help you beat it!

It is at home where we can start counteracting the poisonous effects of the exposure that we have had to this toxic environment that threatens to hurt us, from lungs to the heart

Severe air pollution threatens to knock wind out of COVID-19 victims
India

Severe air pollution threatens to knock wind out of COVID-19 victims

With no relief in sight, patients who had suffered from Covid infection that required steroids, oxygen, and hospitalisation – or those who had prolonged or delayed recovery – should take special care during these days

Noida schools asked to hold online classes till 8 Nov amid worsening air pollution
India

Noida schools asked to hold online classes till 8 Nov amid worsening air pollution

The air quality index on Thursday reached severe levels in Noida and Greater Noida, with thick smog engulfing parts of the district adjoining Delhi in western Uttar Pradesh

Ladies and Gentlemen, Delhi smog can make you infertile
India

Ladies and Gentlemen, Delhi smog can make you infertile

The effect of pollution on the respiratory system has been an obvious topic of discussion but what we did not know is that Delhi's smoggy winters can birth the future of infertility

School or no school? NCR parents in a bind over 'severe' AQI
India

School or no school? NCR parents in a bind over 'severe' AQI

Even, in such circumstances, some parents are of the view that the government should keep the schools open. Akash, who came to drop his child at a private School, Vinod Nagar which is part of east Delhi said," These situations are usual post-Diwali

Breathless in Delhi: Why do farmers burn stubble and can it be stopped?
India

Breathless in Delhi: Why do farmers burn stubble and can it be stopped?

Rains delayed the harvesting of paddy which led to a rise in farm fires in Punjab between the period of 15 September and 1 November. Alternatives such as cash incentives, subsidised equipment can encourage farmers to stop stubble burning, say experts

FP Analysis: Why parali or stubble burning has choked Delhi-NCR only in the past decade?
India

FP Analysis: Why parali or stubble burning has choked Delhi-NCR only in the past decade?

Delhi AQI is running at 500-800 range and burning of crop residue is the single biggest source of poor air quality in the national capital

5 home remedies to deal with after-effects of air pollution
Lifestyle

5 home remedies to deal with after-effects of air pollution

You can make ginger tea at home as it helps to relieve you from cough and congestion that happens by pollution.

Delhi's air quality remains in ‘very poor’ category, CAQM bans construction work, except Central Vista
India

Delhi's air quality remains in ‘very poor’ category, CAQM bans construction work, except Central Vista

According to CAQM, the winds are forecasted to be calm in the coming days and the wind direction is likely to change course frequently and there is a high likelihood of the pollutants getting trapped in the region and not getting dispersed effectively