Children living in areas with air pollution have up to 62% increased risk of developing ADHD, said Barcelona Institute for Global Health researchers. "We observed that children living in greener neighborhoods with low air pollution had a substantially decreased risk of ADHD," said Matilda van den Bosch. The research was published in 'Environment International'. However, 1,217 cases of ADHD were identified, which is equivalent to 4.2% of the… read-more
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Delhi's AQI has again dropped to the 'poor' category on January 25, after showing slight improvement on January 24. Currently, Delhi's AQI is at 215 according to SAFAR. Notably, due to light rain, Delhi's AQI had improved. Earlier, the air quality also reached to 'hazardous' level, in the winter. Meanwhile, Noida's air quality remained in the 'moderate' category and Gurugram has improved with an AQI of 161 and 154, respectively.
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Delhi's air quality has fallen into the "Severe" category, after reporting 430 AQI (Air Quality Index), said SAFAR on December 26. The situation worsened in 24 hours, from December 25's 398 AQI, which was "very poor" category to 430 AQI. In the past, the AQI of Delhi has been fluctuating, with efforts of Delhi Government and the Control Pollution Board to enhance it.
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After days of efforts, the Delhi Air Quality Index (AQI) is now under 'very Poor' category from the previous 'severe category'. On December 18, the National Capital recorded 319 AQI, reported SAFAR. Meanwhile, to control the AQI further, the Delhi Government extended ban on entry of non-essential trucks in the city, until further orders. Furthermore, the Government also announced to resume schools for classes 6 onwards, from December 18.
The air quality of Kolkata has worsened to the "poor" category in environmental terms, on December 15. In some areas of the northern Kolkata, the air quality has worsened to the "very poor" category. On the contrary, Kolkata's air quality remained in the "good" and "satisfactory" categories until last week. Following are the categories of air quality: good (0-50), satisfactory (51-100), moderate (101-200), poor (201-300), very poor (301-400… read-more
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The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on December 10, directed the Tamil Nadu Government to file an action report, over Chennai pollution. The NGT bench, headed by Adarsh Kumar Goel ordered to form an action plan to prevent air pollution and worsening air quality. The bench also asked to file a detailed report for the same in the next hearing. The NGT decision came on the petition filed by LG Sahadevan.
Delhi's air quality index (AQI) improved from "very poor category" to "poor category", on December 8. The overall AQI of the national capital was 235, reported System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR). Reportedly, the measures to combat air pollution in Delhi are in effect, resulting in lower AQI. Furthermore, the AQI of Delhi is likely to improve in a couple of days, predicted IMD.
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Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai, announced to continue ban on construction and demolition works in Delhi, until further notice. The decision was taken on November 29, considering the worsening air quality in Delhi. In addition, restrictions on entry of trucks and "red light on, gadhi off" campaign duration has also been extended till December 7 and December 18, respectively. Reportedly, the Delhi Government is constantly reviewing the… read-more
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Delhi's air quality, on November 29, remained in the "very poor" category with a 370 Air Quality Index (AQI). Moreover, Mathur Road and Delhi University's AQI are at 406 and 416, respectively, reported to be "Severe Category" by SAFAR. AQI of Gurugram (369) and Noida (391) are also worsening under the "very poor" category. However, slight improvement is expected on November 29-30, due to high wind speed.
Delhi government plans to deposit Rs 5,000 in the bank accounts of each construction worker who was affected by the ban on construction activities in the national capital. According to reports, to tackle air pollution, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a pollution lockdown on November 23. Schools, colleges, government offices were shut including all construction work in the city. We will also provide compensation to workers, said… read-more