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One lakh kids died of factors linked to air pollution in 2012, says UNICEF study
The Indian Express , Tuesday, November 01, 2016

One in seven children across the world lives in areas with most toxic levels of indoor air pollution, a new UNICEF study has found. In India, which has a huge proportion of these 300 million children, ...More


Smog chokes Delhi on Diwali, air pollution breaches hazardous levels
Reuters
Business Standard , Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Residents of New Delhi woke up to a blanket of smog on Monday as air quality deteriorated sharply overnight in India's capital, triggering warnings that even healthy people were at risk of respiratory ...More


Gas chamber? Post Diwali, firecrackers worsen air quality across north India
First Post , Tuesday, November 01, 2016

An image released Monday morning by Nasa shows a grey fog shrouding across north India. Air quality experts inform us that this fog consists of a toxic mix of pollutants triggered by the huge numbers ...More


Air pollution rockets on Diwali
TNN
The Times of India , Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Chandigarh: Air pollution on Diwali was worse than last two years in the city as the safe level was breached at different sites, according to data released by the UT administration. Chandigarh Poll ...More


High-level meeting at 1pm to tackle spiking air pollution: Delhi deputy CM
Dhrubo Jyoti
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia called a high-level meeting at 1pm on Tuesday to tackle with spiking air pollution, which has touched alarming levels in the past two days. In a tweet, Siso ...More


Air pollution in Chennai peaks during Deepavali
DEEPA H. RAMAKRISHNAN
The Hindu , Tuesday, November 01, 2016

As residents celebrated Deepavali with enthusiasm and fervour, air pollution levels in the city crossed permissible limits on Saturday. Sowcarpet and Nungambakkam recorded 178 micrograms/cubic metre o ...More


Diwali celebrations severely hit air pollution in Delhi
IANS
Mid – Day , Tuesday, November 01, 2016

New Delhi: Bursting of crackers in large quantities on Diwali night took the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi and surrounding areas to a 'severe' level on Monday, figures recorded by air quality monit ...More


Ghaziabad engulfed in smog after Diwali
PeeyushKhandelwal
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, November 01, 2016

The first thing SN Dutt of Raj Nagar Extension did on Monday was to turn on his air purifier system as he woke up to a dense smog engulfing his locality post-Diwali. Raj Nagar Extension is one of the ...More


Pollution hits a peak as Delhi decides to burn their ‘no-crackers-on-Diwali’ resolutions
Kanishka Singh
The Indian Express , Tuesday, November 01, 2016

The morning after Diwali in Delhi was all smog with residents left with no option but to breath the poisonous air with pollution levels in many areas reaching levels 40 times over the safe limits. Del ...More


Diwali pollution count in Kolkata 10 times normal limit
KrishnenduBandyopadhyay
The Times of India , Tuesday, November 01, 2016

KOLKATA: Noise may have been the primary irritant on Diwali night, but it was the air that turned foul enough to kill. Figures recorded by an automatic air monitoring station situated on the south-wes ...More


Air Pollution on Diwali Worse Than Last Two Years, Says Delhi Govt
Press Trust of India
News 18 , Tuesday, November 01, 2016

New Delhi: Air pollution during this Diwali was worse than the previous two years with even the 24-hour average of respirable pollutants breaching the safe standards by multiple times, as per data rel ...More


Delhi pollution level alarming post Diwali, people complain of ‘zero visibility’ RitamHalder
The Hindustan Times , Monday, October 31, 2016

A blanket of haze and smog enveloped Delhi on Monday morning after night of Diwali revelry and firecracker burning pushed the city’s air quality to alarming toxic highs. People commuting to their off ...More


Children in north India breathing toxic air, reveals UNICEF report
AP
The Times of India , Monday, October 31, 2016

NEW DELHI: As India wakes up on Monday to smoke-filled skies from a weekend of festival fireworks, New Delhi's worst season for air pollution begins, with dire consequences. A new report from UNICE ...More


One in seven children suffer from air pollution: UNICEF
Reuters
India Today , Monday, October 31, 2016

Almost one in seven children worldwide live in areas with high levels of outdoor air pollution, mostly in South Asia, and their growing bodies are most vulnerable to damage, the UN children's agency U ...More


After Air pollution, light pollution becomes dark spot on celebrations
Nirupama V
The Economic Times , Monday, October 31, 2016

BENGALURU: Fairy lights? prolonged exposure to light at night can affect tree growth and natural cycles of birds and other creatures Around this time every year, there is much talk about air pollu ...More


Air pollution responsible for over one third strokes among Indians: study
DECCAN CHRONICLE , Monday, October 31, 2016

New Delhi: Air pollution has come across as a major concern for Indian cities after the national capital itself made it to the list of some of the most polluted cities in the world and now it seems it ...More


Showers ease Diwali pollution in Kolkata
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, October 31, 2016

KOLKATA: If Delhi gasped for breath with air quality indix dipping to 'severe' before Diwali, a stroke of luck saw the pollution neutralise to quite an extent in Kolkata. Cops ensured that the city re ...More


2 billion children breathe toxic air worldwide, UNICEF says
The Hindu , Monday, October 31, 2016

Children face much higher health risks from air pollution than adults. Children breathe twice as quickly, taking in more air in relation to their body weight, while their brains and immune systems are ...More


Diwali effect: Pollution worsens, particulate matter soars in Delhi
The Indian Express , Monday, October 31, 2016

Air pollution across the country went up to alarmingly high levels amid Diwali celebrations on Sunday and the morning after. In the capital itself, people woke up to smog with visibility up to 200 met ...More


Delhi’s air pollution spikes to alarming level, thanks to Diwali ‘dhamaka’
RitamHalder
Live Mint , Monday, October 31, 2016

New Delhi: Delhi’s air quality has plunged to ‘severe’ category, which carries the risk of affecting people’s respiratory system, as smoke caused by fireworks, as part of Diwali festivities, blanketed ...More


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