अभिशप्त कोविड-19 का ‘स्वच्छ वायु’ वरदान

एक ओर जहां आज कोरोनावायरस (सार्स- सीओवी-2) जनित कोविड-19 महामारी की वजह से मानव जगत की बड़ी आबादी अपने अस्तित्व की लड़ाई लड़ रही है, वहीं भारत में ‘सोशल डिस्टैंसिंग’ के आह्वान के बीच दिहाड़ी मजदूरों का ‘रिवर्स माइग्रेशन’ महामारी के भय पर भारी पड़ रहा है जो अपने आपमें एक बहुत बड़ी त्रासदी है। यह […]

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Air Pollution

A Report On Air Pollution – What Is In Store For India

With India attempting to compete with China on so many fronts, from population to military, there is a competition that India is on the verge of winning. And it is not in the best interests of its inhabitants according to the latest report and findings in a joint study by the Health Effects Institute, Boston […]

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Poor Air Quality, Diwali Smog and policies that could have been

Diwali is just a couple of days away and the Delhi’s air quality has already plunged to the ‘very poor’ category, breaching the hazardous ‘red zone’ on October 23 for the first time this season. According to the data collected on October 23 by Central Pollution control Board (CPCB) and System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting […]

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Improving the ambient air

The National Ambient Quality Standards notify 12 pollutants, namely, PM10, PM2.5, SO2, NO2, O3, CO, NH3, benzene, lead, arsenic, nickel, BaP (particulate phase), to be extremely toxic. The ambient air quality is monitored regularly in 254 cities, towns, and industrial areas of the country by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), State Pollution Control Boards […]

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Industrial emissions causing soil pollution

Human activities have progressively caused a plethora of trends and patterns of environmental disturbances across time and space. It has been observed that there has been a shift in the equilibrium of essential nutrients in the ecosystem, resulting in a nutrient overload. This inturn has led to major problems like soil degradation, biodiversity loss and […]

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Predicting Poor Air Quality Events

Timely air quality information, even 24 hours in advance can assist those coping with health problems that are aggravated by ground-level ozone, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, particulate matter and other pollutants. Air quality advisories or alerts issued when pre-determined pollutant threshold exceeds should result in actions to reduce pollution levels and encourage people […]

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