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Study: World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger

Highlights

  • Environmental pollution is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world.
  • One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 — about 9 million — could be attributed to disease from toxic exposure.
  • The greatest numbers of deaths linked to pollution in 2015 were in India with 2.5 million, and China with 1.8 million.
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Air Pollution: What Are We Breathing And How It Harms Our Health

PUBLISHED ON: NDTV.COM October 7, 2017 | Duration: 3 min, 55 sec

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PUBLISHED ON: October 7, 2017 | Duration: 3 min, 55 sec

The air quality of the national capital turned “poor” and the situation would further deteriorate in the next few days, according to central government agency SAFAR, which monitors air pollution. The day-long average of particulate matter PM 2.5 and PM 10 were 178 and 94 micrograms per cubic metre, respectively, while the air quality index or AQI of the Central Pollution Control Board was poor. The AQI is a yardstick to measure how clean the air is at a specific location, while PM 2.5 is an air pollutant made up of a complex mixture of dust, soot and smoke, and can cause health issues. A “poor” Air Quality Index essentially means that people will have breathing discomfort on prolonged exposure to such air. On further dip in air quality, AQI will turn “very poor” and “severe”. In this episode of Doctors On Call, we give a quick run down on how air pollution affects us and what you can do about it.

(Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. beyonddCompare does not claim responsibility for this information.)

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How high is air pollution in your city and how does it compare to the most polluted cities in the world?

Pollution is a greater global threat than Ebola and HIV, according to warnings by the World Health Organization.

According to its recent report, one in four deaths among children aged under five are now due to environmental hazards such as air pollution and contaminated water.

Previously this year, air pollution levels in London were worse than those in Beijing for a brief period – with the UK capital’s pollutants frequently breaking UK limits.

Which cities have the highest air pollution levels worldwide?

According to the WHO, the most polluted city in the world is Zabol in Iran. Zabol’s PM2.5 measurements were found to average a massive 217 μg/m3 for the latest available year – more than 20 times higher than the recommended level.

The next two entries on the list are both located in India (Gwalior and Allahabad) while the first non-Asian city on the list is Bamenda in Cameroon which came in eighth place.  Tetovo in Macedonia was the most polluted European city in the database, followed by Tuzla in  Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Air Pollution Can Kill: Increased Deaths In Near Future Predicted

Change in climate leads to increased amounts of ground – level ozone and fine particle that further impacts human health. Although fine particles and ground level ozone occur naturally, human beings have increased them considerably.These fine particles will remain in the air for a long time when there is less rain. When it does not rain the harmful pollutants are introduced in the Earth’s atmosphere leading to more air pollution.

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http://doctor.ndtv.com/news/air-pollution-will-lead-to-increase-deaths-in-near-future-1732506

Air Pollution Can Kill Increased Deaths In Near Future Predicted: Air Purifiers can be helpful

Ahmedabad gets air pollution warning system that could save 40% lives says:

Business Standard

The first Indian monitoring and early warning system for was launched on May 12, 2017, in the nation’s fifth most populous city, with the hope that it will reduce the health impacts and deaths from air pollution, a growing problem in a country with nine of the world’s 20 most polluted cities in 2016, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)”

People living in more polluted areas die prematurely after long-term exposure to air pollution.

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Mukta Patil | IndiaSpend  June 1, 2017 Last Updated at 08:58 IST

http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/ahmedabad-gets-air-pollution-warning-system-that-could-save-40-lives-117060100180_1.html;

 

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AAP govt asks schools to install air purifiers

By PTI | May 01, 2017, 07.57 AM IST
The Economic Times  SAYS

NEW DELHI: Concerned over the quality of air in the national capital, the Aam Aadmi Party government has directed city schools to install air purifiers so as to ensure students don’t face health hazards due to air pollution.

The Director of Education (DoE) has also asked schools to create awareness among students about adverse impact of indiscriminate burning of firecrackers on public health.

NEW DELHI: Concerned over the quality of air in the national capital, the Aam Aadmi Party government has directed city schools to install air purifiers so as to ensure students don't face health hazards due to air pollution. The Director of Education (DoE) has also asked schools to create awareness among students about adverse impact of indiscriminate burning of firecrackers on public health. Read more at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/58441136.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=AAP govt asks schools to install air purifiers

Gurugram’s air worse than Delhi’s most polluted areas

Jayashree Nandi | TNN | Updated: May 17, 2017, 08.55 AM IST

  • Gurugram’s average AQI for PM 2.5 has been higher than even the most polluted parts of Delhi
  • The density of cars in Gurugram is far higher than in Delhi
  • There are more people per square km in Gurugram than in Delhi

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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/gurgaon/gurugrams-air-worse-than-delhis-most-polluted-areas/articleshow/58707912.cms?utm_source=toimobile&utm_medium=Whatsapp&utm_campaign=referral

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