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New Delhi wakes up to blanket of toxic smog as people defy fireworks ban on Diwali

Residents in the Indian capital, New Delhi, woke up to a blanket of toxic smog, breathing in the most polluted air of the year so far. The city has the worst air quality of all the world’s capitals, but Friday’s reading was the highest of 2021, as people paid the price for defying the fireworks […]

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Air pollution is more dangerous than previously thought, WHO warns

Air pollution is even more dangerous than previously thought, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. An estimated seven million people die prematurely each year from diseases linked to air pollution, the WHO says. Low- and middle-income countries suffer the most, because of their reliance on fossil fuels for economic development. The WHO puts air […]

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Firecracker fumes after Diwali festival choke millions in India

Millions in India are now living under a blanket of toxic air following Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, after many revellers defied bans on using firecrackers to celebrate. The capital, New Delhi, was blanketed with a thick haze, with the average pollution level over 9 times what is considered safe by the World Health […]

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Air pollution particles may carry coronavirus over long distances, Italian scientists find

The novel coronavirus has been found on air pollution particles by scientists who are studying if this could allow the virus to advance longer distances, resulting in more number of people contracting. The work is still in the initial phase, and it is not yet been ascertained if the virus can survive on pollution particles […]