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Air pollution could fuel chronic kidney disease

Air pollution could fuel chronic kidney disease. Apart from increasing the risk of respiratory problems and other life-threatening conditions, a recent study has found that air pollution may also be a threat to your kidneys. A University of Michigan study has highlighted the lesser-known connection. “Similar to smoking, air pollution contains harmful toxins that can directly affect the kidneys,” said Jennifer Bragg-Gresham, the study’s lead

Air pollution plays significant role in diabetes: study

Air pollution plays significant role in diabetes: study

Air pollution caused one in seven new cases of diabetes in 2016, according to a US study, which found even low levels raised the chances of developing the chronic disease. Diabetes has primarily been associated with lifestyle factors like diet and a sedentary lifestyle, but research by the Washington University School of Medicine in St

China launches new satellite to monitor air pollution

China launches new satellite to monitor air pollution

China launches new satellite to monitor air pollution. China today successfully launched a hyperspectral imaging satellite for comprehensive observation of the atmosphere, including air pollution which is one of the country’s major problems. The Gaofen-5 satellite was launched off the back of a Long March 4C rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern

Air pollution may affect menstrual cycle: study

Air pollution may affect your menstrual cycle: study

The air your teenage daughter breathes may be causing irregular menstrual cycles, according to a study which has found that negative health effects from air pollution exposure are infertility, metabolic syndrome and polycystic ovary syndrome. The study, published in the journal Human Reproduction, is the first to show that exposure to air pollution among teen

Air pollution may affect menstrual cycle: study

Air pollution may affect your menstrual cycle: study

Air pollution may affect menstrual cycle: study: study. Boston, (Jan 26) The air your teenage daughter breathes may be causing irregular menstrual cycles, according to a study which has found that negative health effects from air pollution exposure are infertility, metabolic syndrome and polycystic ovary syndrome.The study, published in the journal Human Reproduction, is the first

At 330 feet tall, China builds ‘world’s biggest air purifier’

Beijing [China], January 16 : – China has been struggling with smog for years now and to fight the same, the country has done something really un-thinkable. They have constructed an experimental air purifying tower, which is said to be the ‘world’s biggest air purifier’ and goes to a whopping height of 330 feet, reports

Air pollution can make teens aggressive: study

Air pollution can make teens aggressive: study

Air pollution can make teens aggressive: study. Los Angeles, Higher levels of air pollution may increase the risk of delinquent behaviour among teenagers, a study has warned.Tiny, toxic particles creep into developing brains, cause inflammation and may damage brain pathways responsible for emotion and decisions, researchers said.The finding is a reminder of the importance of clean

Nitin Gadkari shares strategy to counter air pollution

New Delhi, Nov 14, Amid rising pollution levels, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said traffic not destined for Delhi should be diverted from the capital to cut traffic congestion on city roads. Gadkari said the government was working on completion of the Easterly Bypass Road before January 26. He said once

Pakistan, India must collaborate on smog: Minister

Islamabad, Nov 9, India and Pakistan need to get together to find a sustainable solution to smog, the Pakistani Punjab Minister of Environment Zakia Shah Nawaz Khan has said. The only proper forum to do this is the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc), Geo News quoted Khan as saying on Thursday.”There are no

Treepex device

Treepex device to transforms polluted Air into fresh Oxygen

The Europe Based Treepex has developed a pocket-sized device ‘Treepex’. It is said that it can transform polluted air into fresh oxygen. The device will connect with user’s phone via App and helps to monitor air quality and lung activity.Air pollution particularly causes breathing problems and a host of health issues such as cardio vascular

Pollutants dispersing

Pollutants dispersing in Delhi but air quality still bad

New Delhi, Oct 21,  Pollutants dispersing : The volume of pollutants markedly came down in Delhi today with their rapid dispersion caused by a strong wind movement, a day after Diwali fireworks pushed the city’s air quality into the ‘severe’ zone for the first time this year. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), which attributed

Air pollution cuts growth of working memory in kids

London, Oct 8, Exposure to air pollution on the way to school can have damaging effects on growth of children’s working memory, suggests new research. The study, published in the journal Environmental Pollution, found an association between a reduction in working memory and exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) — fine inhalable particles that have

Indians have to follow WHO norms, if want long life

Indians have to follow WHO norms, if wants long life

Indians have to follow WHO norms, if they want to live four years longer. India is able to reduce air pollution to comply with World Health Organization (WHO) standard. According to the Air Quality Life Index tool which is developed by Energy Policy Institute at The University of Chicago (EPIC).According to the survey in 2014-

Haryana banned old diesel and petrol auto vehicles

Haryana banned old diesel and petrol auto vehicles

Haryana banned old diesel petrol unauthorised vehicles. Thousands of public transport vehicle owners must start looking for new jobs from now on. In fact, diesel auto and unauthorised vehicles are going to close on the roads of Haryana soon. The state government has decided to ban more than 80 thousand diesel auto and unauthorised vehicles.This step

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Clean fountains to stop mosquito breeding: National Green Tribunal

The National Green Tribunal has directed civic bodies to clean and properly maintain all water fountains located in different parts of the city to ensure there is no water stagnation resulting in mosquito breeding. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed all municipal corporations, Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and Cantonment Board to

Air pollution over China considerably worse

Air pollution over China considerably worse.It seems an enviornmental problem. That lack of wind in turn leads to an accumulation of air pollution over heavily populated parts of China. The reduced dust levels cause a 13% increase in human-made pollution in the region.The human-induced pollution is being made worse or better by naturally occurring dust

Air pollution: NGT notice to Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has issued notice to two public sector oil companies asking them whether they use any diesel vehicle which is more than 10-years-old, while allowing registration of new BS-IV compliant ones for transporting petrol or petroleum products. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar sought the response from

NGT pulls up Delhi, Punjab, Haryana over air pollution

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday pulled up the governments of Delhi, Punjab and Haryana over the rising levels of pollution. Slamming the Delhi government over adverse condition of air quality in the national capital NGT Chairman Justice Swatanter Kumar asked why preventive measures were not taken on time. “Why haven’t you

Air pollution may worsen childhood rheumatic diseases

London: Exposure to air pollution may have a direct role in triggering diseases as well as airway inflammation in children and adolescents with rheumatic conditions such as lupus, a chronic, autoimmune disease that causes inflammation, pain and swelling. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) or lupus can damage any part of the body. In addition to affecting

Air pollution may affect mental health in kids

London: Increased exposure to air pollution can negatively affect the brain as well as mental development of children and adolescents, finds a new study. The findings showed that air pollution increased the risk of at least one psychiatric diagnosis for children and adolescents. In particular, the concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter (PM10