Air Pollution: Civil Aviation Ministry to consider Aaditya Thackeray’s suggestions

Yuva Sena President Aaditya Thackeray had earlier penned a letter to Suresh Prabhu, Minister of State for Civil Aviation regarding simple measures which can be taken into consideration for controlling air pollution around the vicinity of Mumbai Airport. Now, he has received a reply to the said letter stating that his wishes have been conveyed to the concerned authorities

Air Pollution: Civil Aviation Ministry to consider Aaditya Thackeray’s suggestionsThe letter dispatched by Aaditya Thackeray reads: ‘I write to you to request you to take a necessary step to control pollution in our cities, and country at large. If we take the following steps as mandatory for every person, carrier, vehicle, in the area of the airport in our country, I believe we may […]

‘Govt has made serious efforts to deal with air pollution,’ says environment ministry

The Environment Ministry states that the centre has made serious efforts to fight air pollution and the 2017 air quality data for fine particulate matter PM2.5 has shown improvement over the previous year, this was stated in response to a World Health Organisation (WHO) report which listed 14 Indian cities among the world’s 20 most polluted

‘Govt has made serious efforts to deal with air pollution,’ says environment ministryThe WHO report indicates that Delhi is placed at no. 6 with an annual average Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5 concentration as 143 micrograms per cubic metre in 2016. However, the Government has made serious efforts to deal with air pollution.  Data for the year 2017 for PM 2.5 shows an improvement over 2016 and so […]

Air pollution: 14 out of 20 most polluted cities in India, says WHO

Delhi and Varanasi are among the 14 Indian cities that figured in a list of 20 most polluted cities in the world in terms of PM2.5 levels in 2016, data released by the WHO showed today. The WHO data also said that nine out of 10 people in the world breathe air containing high levels of pollutants

Air pollution: 14 out of 20 most polluted cities in India, says WHOWHO 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. Around 3 billion people – more than 40% of the world’s […]

More than 95% of world’s population breathe polluted air, reveals major study

More than 95% of the world’s population breathe unsafe air and the burden is falling hardest on the poorest communities, with the gap between the most polluted and least polluted countries rising rapidly, a comprehensive study of global air pollution has found. Poorest are hardest hit with many developing countries falling behind on cleaning up toxic air pollution

More than 95% of world’s population breathe polluted air, reveals major studyCities are home to an increasing majority of the world’s people, particularly in developing countries, but in rural areas the risk of indoor air pollution is often caused by burning solid fuels. One in three people worldwide faces the double whammy of unsafe air both indoors and out. The report by the Health Effects Institute […]

Air pollution: Dia Mirza urges Mumbaikars to speak up

The city witnessed a dip in the air quality on Sunday with Mumbai’s Air Quality Index (AQI), the indicator that measures air pollution, recorded as 237. The AQI comes under “poor” category. Now, Actor Dia Mirza has urged Mumbaikars to speak up against the air pollution

Air pollution: Dia Mirza urges Mumbaikars to speak up  The maximum temperature recorded for Sunday was 33.2 degrees, at par with the normal average for March. With the deteriorating air quality, parts of Mumbai reeled with ‘very poor’ (300-400) air. The city recorded worst air than Delhi, Pune and Ahmedabad on Sunday, as per System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research […]

Simple ways to save your skin and hair from air pollution

Air pollution takes a toll on the skin and hair. While most people know that outdoor air pollutants can be harmful to health, not everyone realises that even indoor pollutants can cause skin problems. Experts tell you, how to protect your skin and hair from the harmful effects of air pollution

Simple ways to save your skin and hair from air pollutionAs if the threat that pollution brings to the planet wasn’t bad enough, it also puts your skin and hair’s health in danger said experts. Dr Apratim Goel, Dermatologist and laser surgeon of Cutis Skin Studio, said, “Apart from sun damage,  damage is also done by the tiny air particles. As, they get into skin […]

Mumbaikars beware! Slipping air quality can lead to health hazards

Since Monday, Mumbai’s air quality has been dipping. As per the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), Mumbai has poor air quality. As per doctors, this can invite a plethora of health problems

Mumbaikars beware! Slipping air quality can lead to health hazardsSince Monday, the air quality in the city continued to be in ‘poor’ category. According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the Air Quality status of Mumbai is alarming. Andheri, Juhu, Bandra, Parel and Navi Mumbai had poor Air Quality Index (AQI). Colaba had severe AQI while Worli, Bhandup […]

Study finds that living in a greener neighbourhood could lower risk of early death

While previous studies have shown that exposure to green space and parks can improve mental health and in some cases physical health, the researchers say this is the first big study to show a clear link between green surroundings and a lower risk of premature death. It also suggests that green spaces don't have to be actual parks in order to have health benefits

Study finds that living in a greener neighbourhood could lower risk of early deathTrees stretching their canopies over city streets and grass tickling the sidewalk near your home are more than just pretty, they could actually be helping you live longer, a new study suggests. Researchers at the University of New Brunswick used census and tax data to track 1.3 million non-immigrant Canadian adults living in the 30 […]

After Mumbai, pollution grips Pune

Air pollution has serious effects on the human health. Depending on the level of exposure and the type of pollutant inhaled, these effects can vary, ranging from and the irritation of the respiratory tract to acute conditions like asthma and chronic lung diseases. Now, Pune witnesses rise in pollution. While, the doctors suggest inhalation therapy to improve symptom control and lung function

After Mumbai, pollution grips PuneAs the level of pollution is increasing with the change in weather condition, major areas in Pune are at greater risk of causing asthma attack. According to the Air Quality Index website’s figure realised on Sunday, Bhosari and Hadapsar ranks top on the list with 223 that is Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5, Shivajinagar with 165 […]