The average 24-hour AQI at 4 pm on Friday was 276 in Ghaziabad, 301 in Greater Noida, 250 in Noida, 268 in Faridabad and 273 in Gurgaon, according to the CPCB
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Some 1,400 medium- and small-scale enterprises in four industrial areas alone made up 70 percent of polluting industries in the MMR.
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The temporary warming from fewer particles was stronger in 2020 than the impact of heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions, experts said.
Among the 52,602 people whose eyes had been assessed, 75 percent of those with a clinical diagnosis of AMD had signs of AMD on retinal imaging.
Air pollution in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh can lead to more miscarriages, stillborns in pregnant women
Tianjia Guan, from the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, said that losing a pregnancy can have knock-on mental, physical and economic effects on women.
Lung diseases made up 40 percent of morbities caused by air pollution while 60 percent of diseases were caused by ischemic heart disease, stroke, diabetes, neonatal deaths related to preterm birth.
In 2017, CPCB called Varanasi the most polluted city in the country, while in 2018, WHO listed it as the third most polluted city in the world
The new body is called the Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Ordinance, 2020
The dual-threat is particularly pronounced in the Indian capital New Delhi, where the annual spike in winter pollution levels has come amid a surge in new COVID-19 cases.
This year farmers also started burning crop residue early due to early harvesting this year and hence the farm fires raged for a longer time.
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Studies indicate a lack of awareness among farmers regarding the implications of stubble burning and a lack of information about alternative options to manage crop residue even when they want to stop the practice
NASA study finds that there was nearly 20 percent drop in global nitrogen dioxide levels due to COVID-19 lockdown
The data showed significant changes with 50 of the 61 analysed cities showed nitrogen dioxide reductions between 20 to 50 percent.
India's environmental court had imposed a ban stressing that residents were already reeling from the impact of COVID and the pollution crisis that arises every winter.
The Delhi chief minister added that air pollution is the "biggest" reason behind the spike in COVID-19 cases in the city and said that the situation had been under control till 20 October
Celebs give a lowdown on how they plan to ring in a green Diwali at home sans firecrackers and urge others to follow suit.
NGT bans firecrackers during Diwali in India due to the health risks with COVID-19 and air pollution
The capital New Delhi and the states of Rajasthan, Haryana, Maharashtra and West Bengal have already halted or restricted the sale and use of firecrackers.
Double whammy: With winter approaching deadly smog and new COVID-19 cases worry doctors, residents in Delhi
CM Arvind Kejriwal banned firecrackers and launched legal action to get private hospitals to set aside more beds for Covid-19 patients.
The Air Quality Index in the four NCR cities was between 401 and 500 on Sunday. The CPCB says AQI in "severe" category seriously impacts those with existing diseases
The govt's decision comes amid research that pollution due to firecrackers can adversely impact patients. Karnataka has reported 8,38,929 COVID-19 cases so far