air pollution

April 4, 2019
April 4, 2019

Air pollution killed 1.23 lakh in 2017

Indoor and outdoor air pollution led to 1.23 lakh deaths in Bangladesh in 2017, according to a new study on global air pollution.

April 1, 2019
April 1, 2019

Deadly air exposes rich-poor divide in Delhi

Walls draped in lush vertical gardens and air filtered through purifiers insulate diners at a swanky New Delhi food court from the choking haze outside in one of the most polluted places on earth.

March 13, 2019
March 13, 2019

Air pollution causes 8.8m early deaths every year

Air pollution causes 790,000 premature deaths every year in Europe and 8.8 million worldwide, doubling recent assessments, according to a study released Monday.

March 11, 2019
March 11, 2019

Dhaka's toxic air: A major public health concern

The electronic and press media in Bangladesh has recently been highlighting the findings of the 2018 World Air Quality Report published by Greenpeace and AirVisual. As per this report, Bangladesh...

March 7, 2019
March 7, 2019

Alert public about air toxicity

Due to hazardous levels of air pollution, a parliamentary body yesterday asked the environment, forest and climate change ministry to take measures so that the health ministry issues a public...

February 19, 2019
February 19, 2019

Thai govt starts planning for smog season

The government in Thailand has begun planning ahead for the next “smog season” in Bangkok, preparing a graduated system of emergency responses and possibly a major upgrade for the transport sector.

January 22, 2019
January 22, 2019

Unhappiness linked to poor air quality in China

Eye-watering, throat-scratching air pollution is a major driver of big city blues in China, according to a study published that matched social network chatter with fine-particle pollution levels.

January 21, 2019
January 21, 2019

China to step up fight on air pollution

China’s top environmental watchdog has vowed to succeed in air pollution control this year by enhancing the management of diesel-powered trucks while further reducing industrial emissions.

September 19, 2018
September 19, 2018

Air pollution linked to higher risk of dementia: Study

Urban air pollution, mostly from vehicles, is associated with an increased risk of dementia, a research says.

July 22, 2018
July 22, 2018

Exercise beneficial for heart even in areas with high air pollution

New European research finds that exercise can still help reduce the risk of a heart attack even when carried out in areas with moderate to high levels of traffic pollution.