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Teenagers, children exposed to traffic-related air pollution may suffer DNA damage or telomere shortening

Children and teenagers exposed to high levels of traffic- related air pollution may experience a specific type of DNA damage called telomere shortening, a new study has warned.

May 23, 2017 13:23 PM

Forget stress, air pollution may also be the reason for your poor sleep, says study

Air pollution may be one of reasons for poor sleep, according to some researchers who are studying the effect of toxic air on our sleep. The study analysed the amount of time the...

May 22, 2017 15:40 PM

NGT asks Delhi govt to introduce destination buses to curb pollution

The National Green Tribunal on Thursday directed Delhi government to introduce destination buses from May 1, in a bid to help improve the air quality in the national capital.

Apr 20, 2017 17:05 PM

Scientists warn air pollution may cause runny noses, chronic sinus problems

Scientists have warned that air pollution in cities like New Delhi or Beijing may cause people to have year-round runny noses and chronic sinus problems.

Apr 19, 2017 16:11 PM

Delhi smog set to return as crop burning resumes in North India

Experts too have decried the practice of burning crop stubble in the states of Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh which lead to Delhi-NCR transforming into a gas chamber.

Apr 16, 2017 17:22 PM

NGT notice to Delhi, UP governments on waste burning in NCR region

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar sought response from the UP and Delhi governments, Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), UP Pollution Control Board...

Mar 30, 2017 22:38 PM

Delhi, Faridabad among top cities in country with maximum air pollution

Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave on Monday informed Rajya Sabha that Delhi and Faridabad are among top five cities with the worst air pollution in country between 2015 and...

Mar 27, 2017 19:15 PM

Delhi saw 250 per cent rise in number of severe air quality days in 2016

Pollution intensity is considered severe when the air quality index (AQI), as monitored by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), is between '401-500'. It affects healthy...

Mar 21, 2017 21:57 PM

Air quality in Delhi improves in last two weeks, better than in Mumbai

The air quality in Delhi NCR seems to have improved during last two months as there has been no high pollution day recorded between February and March.

Mar 15, 2017 11:32 AM

Taking B vitamins may help reduce harm from air pollution: Study

The WHO estimates that 92 per cent of the world’s population currently lives in places where air quality levels exceed the WHO limits of 10 micro-grammes per cubic metre,...

Mar 14, 2017 19:51 PM

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