Air pollution- a silent killer

WHO estimates that around 90% of people worldwide breathe polluted air. WHO estimates that around 7 million people die every year from exposure to fine particles in polluted air that penetrate deep into the lungs and cardiovascular system, causing diseases including stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and respiratory infections, including pneumonia.

-Source: WHO May 2018

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As India battles air pollution, this tech solution could help us act against the hazard

A low-cost air quality monitor is letting people across the country know just how polluted their air really is.

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Poison in the air: Invisible pollutants are causing visible health damage

The winter smog in north India is a grim reminder of its toxic air quality. Southern India, where there is little drop in temperature in...

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Counterview: The listing of Indian cities with good air quality is based on bad data interpretation

As a public policy and environmental researcher, I often spend a good part of my working day understanding data particularly on air quality.

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Air quality in Chennai ‘unhealthy’, levels of toxic metal 55 per cent higher than in 2017: Study

Levels of toxic metal manganese in the air during past two months averaged 55 per cent higher than they were averaged in April 2017.

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Chennai air quality consistently poor, says expert

Levels of toxic metal manganese in the air during this period averaged 55% higher than they were averaged in April 2017.

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The champions of clean air

Clean air is turning into a rare commodity as India’s towns and cities become the dumping ground for a variety of pollutants. In this seemingly...

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Chennai Air Quality Remains Poor in Past Two Months, Pollution Hits Hazardous Level in Many Areas

Air quality in the coastal city of Chennai was consistently poor in the past two months with pollution level hitting ‘Hazardous’ level in many areas.

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Chennai air turns unhealthy, activists say Centre should look beyond Delhi

When air pollution is talked about, one would always picture the national capital in mind, Delhi with all its crowd, smog and noise. But, it...

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Decrease in air quality in Chennai suburb worry many

Relentlessly increasing air pollution in Chrompet has already reached an alarming stage with residents complaining of various health issues in recent times.

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Poison in the air: Not Delhi alone, pollution is a pan-India issue

Smog and dust in Delhi and north India have for long hogged the headlines, sidelining the dangerous levels of air pollution in south India and...

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Air Quality Index and its Health Implications

Reduce = do less | Minimise = do as little as possible | Avoid = do not do
Prolonged = continuous exposure for several hours | Strenuous = involving a lot of energy or effort

Effects of common
Air Pollution

Air pollution is a leading cause of
death in India with about 1.1 million
premature deaths occurring from air
pollution-related diseases in 2015.

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