A small increase in long-term exposure to PM2.5 leads to a large increase in COVID-19 death rate, with the magnitude of increase 20 times that observed for PM2.5 and all-cause mortality.
Here are some of the measures announced by the Finance Minister to tackle pollution in Budget 2020.
On National Pollution Control Day, we asked experts researching and working in this space to tell us their opinion on where we currently are in our battle against pollution and where we need to go as a people and as a nation.
This is a public health emergency on a scale so unimaginable that we haven’t yet been able to look it in the eye and accept what it could be doing to us, our parents, our children.
With so many kinds of face masks in the market it is bound to get confusing as to what kind one should opt for. Here’s a listicle which could help.
According to a research, Delhi residents would be able to extend their life expectancy by 3.35 years if the National Clean Air Programme had been implemented given it had the target to reduce PM 2.5 by up to 30 per cent by 2024.
The situation is so grave that the AQI entered the “severe-plus” or “emergency” category late Thursday night, the first time since January this year.
According to a report, a mere ten percent increase in the same-day exposure to PM 2.5 correlated with a 0.14 percent rise in the number of reported violent crimes.
In this week’s article for Breathe Series, Kiran Manral digs into researches and studies which point to correlation between air pollution and rise in mental health issues.
These findings have shaken up the traditional belief that the womb was a barrier to the toxic environment that we often live in.
This week in the Breathe series, Kiran Manral writes on how air pollution may lead to low birth weight and developmental delay among children.
Environmental pollution can seem like an overwhelming challenge. So here’s a compilation of what you can do, as an individual, as a family, as a community, to tackle it and make an impact, no matter how small.