air pollution


India accounts for 75 per cent of air pollution deaths: WHO

New Delhi. Citing that air pollution is the world’s biggest environmental health risk, killing nearly eight lakh people annually in the Southeast Asian Region, the latest WHO report has revealed that India alone accounts for over 75 per cent of deaths caused by cardiovascular diseases and lung cancer. The report said that nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, while nearly 90 per cent of air pollution-related deaths occur in low and middle-income countries, with nearly two out of three occurring in WHO’s Southeast Asian region,Read More

Mexico City bans 40 percent of cars again over air pollution

Mexico city: Mexico City officials issued a new air pollution alert, meaning that 40 percent of vehicles will be banned today, while industries will be required to cut emissions. Smog in the megacity of more than 20 million people worsened in March, prompting authorities to issue the first alerts in a decade and impose new traffic restrictions through June. The new rules keep one-in-five cars off the road every day, but the alert issued yesterday will double the ban on today. Some 5.5 million vehicles circulate on normal days. TheRead More

Millions die from air pollution, mainly in China, India

Washington: Air pollution kills more than 5.5 million people around the world each year, with over half of those deaths occurring in fast-growing China and India, researchers said today. And the number of premature deaths will continue to climb in the years ahead unless more aggressive measures against pollution are adopted, scientists warned the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in the US capital. “Air pollution is the fourth highest risk factor for death globally and by far the leading environmental risk factor for disease,” said Michael Brauer,Read More