India's Air Is Deteriorating Faster Than Ever

In last seven years India’s air quality has deteriorated faster than ever. As per the report released by Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) air quality in India has been much worse in last 7 years when compared to period before 2010. According to the data provided by the IHME the rate of death due to pollution has increased in the period 2011 to 2017.

Air Pollution in Belfast

Nearly double the amount of internationally accepted levels of pollution was found over Belfast during the bonfire night. The fine particulates have adverse effects on kids, old and sick. The PM2.5 level found in the city was found to be 4-5 times higher than the usual level. The pollution level present in the city was in the peak from midnight and it dropped from the peak in next morning.

Automatic Air Ambient Monitoring System at Noida

Ecotech of Australia and Envirotech together installed the Continuous Ambient air Quality monitoring Station (CAAQMS), funded by UPPCB (Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board). It provides real-time air quality based on 12 parameters. The major causes for air pollution in the city are 8000 industrial units, 6 sewage treatment plants and several hundreds of on-going reality projects.

Intel, Bosch Tie up For Air Quality Monitoring System

Intel has tied up with Bosch to develop a monitoring system to measure and manage optimal air quality. Intel-Bosch Air quality monitoring system can provide real-time data on air pollution. It also includes features such as air calibration to adjust sensors, high quality environmental data analysis.It also includes the ability to provide over-the-air calibration to keep the sensors adjusted and generate high-quality environmental data.

Breathing made easy in workplace

Our earth is surrounded by a living gases such as oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide,And organ. In the Earth atmosphere, The modrate concentration of the greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous dioxide has been increasing. The greenhouse gases effect because of air pollution the pollution can lead to changes in the climate of the planet.

Delhi government bats for green change

An environmental conference contacted by the delhi government it was held on Sunday. The conference was managed by AAP convener GopalRai. To interact with the young and interest people and the volunteers to discuss environmental issues from different constituencies around the capital. The interested volunteers during the environmental conference they tried to change in their area were chosen by the AAP government from various constituencies.

PPCB swings into action

The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) in order to create the awareness for prevention about pollution and how to control the pollution in the state. The PPCB has constituted more than hundred teams and the teams are controlled and headed by environmental engineers of various ranks to make such as owners of units aware, besides warning them against spreading air, water and noise pollution.

Improving Indoor Air Quality By Going Green

Indoor Air Quality can be improved by using plants that helps in reducing the indoor air pollution by removing the toxins present in the indoor. Many researches have been made and proved that plants play a vital role in reducing the indoor pollutants. NASA began its research for using plants as a solution to indoor air pollution. The research led to the discovery of some plants which were good at removing the toxic and harmful particulates present in the indoor environment. NASA comprised a list of plants that are more efficient in eliminating the indoor pollutants and these plants would withstand and survive any temperature thus making it possible for people around the world to use.

No exact data to link deaths exclusively with air pollution

Greenpeace India recently claimed that nearly 12 lakh deaths take place every year due to air pollution based on a survey. Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave replied that there is no conclusive data to link deaths exclusively with air pollution.

"Vertical Forests"-A new try by China to reduce Air Pollution Problem

China has decided to construct a new building consisting of two towers that holds 1100 trees and 2500 cascading plants and shrubs sprouting from rooftops and balconies. This vertical forest construction is a huge innovative step taken by China in reducing air pollution. This tower is being built in Nanjing city. This tower will be 200 and 108 meters tall and will hold several offices, shops, restaurants, a museum, a green architecture school, a rooftop club, and a Hyatt hotel.

Europe takes action against UK for breaching air pollution limits

UK has failed multiple times in applying the environmental law. So action against Britain has been taken for exceeding the air pollution limits. Since 2010, Britain has been continuously exceeding the maximum limit of NO2 that can be emitted. The most shocking factor is that UK has already exceeded its annual pollution emission limit for this entire year just in 5 days.

High Air pollution alert – Issued by London’s Mayor

It is evident that PM10 particulate pollution in London has increased to 101 micrograms per cubic meter. This is nearly double times the permitted level. Camden city and Westminster are the worst-affected areas.

Indoor Air Pollution

We are well aware of dust, smoke and the harmful hazards that are caused by pollution. It is very necessary to learn how to control air pollution because if we do not do then it is possible that air around us keeps on getting polluted. Outdoor pollution is one of the most important thing we are concerned about. But indoor air pollution is much more hazardous & cause dangerous health effects when compared to outdoor air pollution. The impacts of indoor air pollution on human health is much higher when compared to the impacts caused by outdoor air pollution. Sources say that nearly 3.5 million premature deaths occur every year due to indoor air pollution.

“Environmental Police Force” – Beijing

Environmental Police Force has been established in Beijing to take actions on people who are responsible for causing any sorts of pollution such as illegal burning of garbage and waste. These special force will track down these illegal activities that are carried out against environment. “These acts of non-compliance with regulations are actually the result of lax supervision and weak law enforcement”, said the Mayor Cai Qi.

Dust Collection System - Working & Maintenance

Dust collector is a device that is used to collect dust via an inlet, filter the dust particles through filter arrangements and then the filtered air is let into the atmosphere through ventilations. Dust Control is must for any kind of industrial processing to safeguard working labors and machineries from hazardous dust. Dust collection system are most widely used to provide a clean work environment so as to protect the employee from harmful and hazardous fumes.

Cleaning up the global environment

Several reasons can be listed why we need to take action in cleaning up the global environment. One of the most important reason is Air Pollution. WHO states that nearly 12.6 million people die from diseases associated with environmental hazards such as air pollution , water pollution, climate changes etc.

Pollution by Coal Power Plants - Might Triple by 2030

By 2030 coal emission in Southeast Asia is estimated to triple leading to increase in death by pollution. Estimates state that in Southeast Asia amount of coal emission will be tripled by 2030.This will result in pollution related deaths to be increased. Researches say that electricity demand in Southeast Asia might increase up to 83%.

London decides to spend $1.1 billion on enhancing Air Quality

London has decided to double the money that is being currently spend on tackling the air pollution. This was officially confirmed by the mayor of the city. Air pollution is emerging as a serious problem in London. Records states that nearly 9,400 deaths in London has occurred due illness associated with air quality. It has been decided that $1.1 billion would be spent to enhance the quality of air in London.

Outdoor Air Pollution - China Ranks first in WHO list

air-pollutionAs per World Health Organization nearly 1 million people die due to air pollution. WHO’s report states that China tops the list of the most polluted country in the world. The UN agency report warns that the tiny particulates that comes from car, power plants and several other sources kill nearly 3 million people across the world every year. WHO has released the country-by-country level analysis report on Outdoor Air Pollution for the first time. The three nations that tops the list are China, India and Russia. The report reveals that in 2012 around 1 million people died due to air pollution in China. In India nearly 6,00,000 Lakh people died because of air pollution and in Russia around 140,000 people die every year.

Deaths due to NO2 pollution in Europe

UK ranks second in highest number of annual deaths due to NO2 pollution. European Environment Agency Report states that in UK 11,940 premature deaths occur in Europe due to over exposure of Nitrogen Di Oxide (NO2). This is mostly caused by vehicle emissions. This No2 is more hazardous and can have adverse health effects when inhaled.

Air pollution-Supreme Court bans firecrackers sale in Delhi

Supreme Court has imposed a ban on firecracker sale in Delhi. The level of particulate matter (PM) present in air was found to be 40 times higher than the safe limit in the first week of November. The apex court also directed suspension of licenses for possessing, stocking and selling of fire crackers in Delhi-NCR till further orders.

Air pollution impairs the function of blood vessels in the lungs

"This is the first human study to report an influence of air pollution on pulmonary vascular function," said lead author Dr Jean-Francois Argacha, a cardiologist at the University Hospital (UZ) Brussels, Belgium. "This is a major public health issue for people living in polluted urban areas where exercise could damage the lungs and potentially lead to decompensated heart failure."

Pollution emitted near equator has biggest impact on global ozone

China's emissions increased more than India's and Southeast Asia's from 1980 to 2010.But Southeast Asia and India, despite their lower growth in emissions during this period, appear to have contributed more to the total global ozone increase due to their proximity to the equator. The reason is that ozone, a greenhouse gas and toxic air pollutant, is not emitted but forms when ultraviolet light hits nitrogen oxides (basically combustion exhaust from cars and other sources). When these pollutants interact with more intense sunlight and higher temperatures, the interplay speeds up the chemical reactions that form ozone.

Air Pollution in India: Real-time Air Quality Index Visual Map

Free real-time Air Pollution information - for more than 60 countries in the WorldAir pollution is the introduction of particulates, biological molecules, or other harmful materials into Earth's atmosphere, causing disease, death to humans, damage. Air pollution is the fifth leading cause of death in India after high blood pressure, indoor air pollution, tobacco smoking and poor nutrition, with about 620,000 premature deaths occurring from air pollution-related diseases. Like China, India faces an unprecedented public health crisis due to air pollution, the Centre for Science and Environment's (CSE) analysis of government data and the Global Burden of Disease report's data on India.

Air pollution fifth leading cause of death in India: Study

Air pollution is the fifth leading cause of death in India after high blood pressure, indoor air pollution, tobacco smoking and poor nutrition, with about 620,000 premature deaths occurring from air pollution-related diseases. Like China, India faces an unprecedented public health crisis due to air pollution, the Centre for Science and Environment's (CSE) analysis of government data and the Global Burden of Disease report's data on India has shown.The green think tank released its own assessment and the global study's India specific data on Wednesday warning that the number of premature deaths due to air pollution had increased six fold over the last 10 years.

Indians losing life expectancy due to air pollution from the transport Sector

In Delhi the transport sector leads the major part in air pollution. The people may be overestimating the "pollution load from traffic" and that there may be a huge difference in the actual number of vehicles on the road as compared to those registered officially. The survey says that the transport sector is responsible for only 17% of PM2.5 emissions as compared to 15% from the brick kilns and as much as 12% from LPG or domestic sectors. The transport sector estimates more than 30% of PM2.5 these contributes to the worst health impacts from vehicle in Delhi.

Air Pollution triggers respiratory diseases - India

Air pollution affects everyone because we all breathe the same air. Its adverse impact on health is definitely causes for concern. The World Health Organization 2014 report on air pollution lists Kolkata among polluted cities. Delhi tops the chart globally. The Natural ambient air pollution was responsible for 630,000 premature deaths a year, or more than one death per minutes and these air pollution is on average shaving three years of life expectancy for people in India. If big cities fail to address the concern , it would not only have to bear the incremental cost of an ailing population, harmful diseases. These issues of air pollution now can also mitigate climate change for future generation.

40% of Delhi schoolkids fail lung capacity test

More than a third of schoolchildren in four big cities of India suffer from reduced lung capacity, with Delhi shows the worst results, this result could be pointing to how air pollution is impacting the health of kids in urban India. In the survey, 2,373 kids in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Kolkata underwent a lung health screening test (LHST). Of the 735 students who took the test in Delhi, 21% were found to have 'poor' lung capacity while another 19% had 'bad' capacity. According to the W.H.O, four out of every 10 children screened in the capital failed in the test and Delhi has the worst air quality among 1,600 cities around the world...

India's pollution problem is worse than China's

In India air quality now appears to be worse due to dust, smoke, fumes and other industrial pollutants that excess pollution that leads to reduce the life expectancy of 660 million Indians by 3.2 years, on average. The World Health Organization recently published data on pollution around the world, focusing on airborne particles smaller than 2.5 micrometers (known as PM2.5). These particles come from coal plants and vehicles, and, at high levels, have been linked to serious respiratory problems. The Power to change this in a cost effective way that allow hundreds of millions of its people to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives by controlling air pollution from various Industries and vehicles. Every 100 micrograms per cubic meter of "total suspended particulates" in the air was associated with a drop in life expectancy of about three years.

High pollution cuts short Indian lives by 3 Years

Over half of India’s population is exposed to deadly air pollution and live in areas where fine particulate matter pollution is above the country’s standards for what is considered safe. According to survey that 660 million people live in areas that exceed the Indian National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) pollution and the people would gain about 3.2 years onto their lives, and compliance with Indian air quality standards would save 2.1 billion life-years...

National Ambient Air Quality Standard - India

As per Prevention and control of air pollution act, 1981, Central Pollution Control Board limits the maximum concentration of primary pollutants in industrial....