Articles and Others About Pollution

Delhis Air Pollution

Every year, 2 million people die prematurely because of diseases and conditions caused by or related to air pollution.   Air pollution is harmful. This we know. There is a continuously growing body of research that has established strong direct, some associative, links between air pollution and diseases like Alzheimer’s, cancer, chronic bronchitis, asthma, cardiovascular…

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The Environment Pollution (Preventive and Control) Authority, a Supreme Court-mandated panel, has declared a health emergency in New Delhi and all of the NCR.    Schools have been told to shut down for the next week, construction has been halted and bursting crackers and indulging in the use of any type of fireworks has been…

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Air Pollution after the Diwali

As we wind down the celebration of one of the biggest festivals in Indian culture, most cities are headed towards a time when pollution is at its peak. Firework displays are quite common and form an integral part of this age-old celebration in India. However, this impacts air quality in Indian cities more than anything…

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The Impact of Air Pollution on Children

Air pollution and its side effects have been known to us for a long time now. With causal links to diseases like cancer, cardiovascular diseases/irregularities, Alzheimer’s, respiratory illnesses, and other lifestyle diseases, air pollution is one of the biggest and most potent threats of our time.  To this long list of diseases that air pollution…

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11 Plants that Help You Tackle Air Pollution

The Clean Air Study of 1989 was conducted by NASA in association with Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA). The mission statement of the project was to find a cost-effective way to purify the air on the International Space Station.  At the end of this project, NASA released a list of plants that have air…

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Everything you need to know before you buy an air purifier

The Air Quality Index of your home can be 5-7 times worse than the Air Quality Index outdoors. Especially so in buildings that are newly constructed, buildings with little to no ventilation and buildings that are adjoining main roads.  More than 90% of an average human being’s day is spent indoors. With indoor air pollution…

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  Have you read the sad and unfortunate case of a 28 years old, non-smoker woman who has been diagnosed with stage-4 lung cancer in Delhi? The case came into the news just a few days ago and has made everyone concerned. The issue of air pollution was already in talks but this incident has…

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In a couple of months, Delhi NCR will be covered with a thick layer of smog restricting people to limit their outdoor activities. Children, elderly and people with respiratory issues get most affected by it. And, the adverse effect on children becomes the most important issue. Children breathe more air per pound of body weight,…

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air purifier hospitals

Hospitals are the places we visit to get treatment in the case of any health-related issues. However, we often ignore that hospitals are also the host to many types of air pollutants hence causing airborne infections, commonly referred to as “Hospital Acquired Infection” [HAI]. Poor Indoor Air Quality inside healthcare facilities is more harmful as…

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Imagine how wonderful it is to be assured that you are surrounded by fresh and pure air at all times. Unfortunately, this assurance is hard achieved due to the rising levels of pollution in the air which has passed the bay of staying outdoors. Nonetheless, with the current advancing technology and birth of Air Purifiers,…

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