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Air pollution in Dhaka

Air pollution in the Bangladesh capital annually kills thousands of urban poor and millions more suffer from respiratory diseases, a burden on the country’s inadequate health budget, says a newly-released report. 390 more words


Fires in Indonesia Again Belching Out Smoke and Haze

Indonesia: Hot spots from forest and land fires in Indonesia’s Riau province double overnight

An Indonesian soldier tries to extingusih a peatland fire in Kampar, Riau, Sumatra island, Indonesia on Aug 23, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS / ANTARA FOTO… 369 more words

Singapore’s Air Quality Remains Unhealthy as Haze Worsens

Singapore’s air quality stood at unhealthy levels as haze from Indonesian forest fires intensified Friday, blanketing the city-state in a layer of smoke.

The three-hourly air pollution index peaked at 215 as of 2 p.m. 274 more words

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Motorists breathe in 40% more deadly pollutants when sat at red lights 

Car emissions take longer to disperse in built-up areas and end up accumulating in the air at traffic lights and junctions, researchers from the University of Surrey found. 603 more words

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Smoke from vehicles polluting Lake City

Increasing number of vehicles as well as the ever rising population have been causing environmental pollution in the tourist city of Pokhara.

The lake city has become the most polluted city after Kathmandu due to escalating environmental pollution. 250 more words

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Air pollution threat hidden as research 'presumes people are at home': study 

Previous investigations fail to reveal impact of ‘world’s largest human health threat’ because they do not account for people’s movement, researchers say

The true impact of air pollution has been obscured by the failure to consider people’s exposure as they move around during the day, according to a new study that has mapped the hotspots of New York’s air pollution based on where people gather for work or recreation. 779 more words

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Air pollution exposure linked to heart disease risk factors

Blood glucose levels, cholesterol and other risk factors for heart disease may be worsened with exposure to air pollution, especially among those with diabetes, according to study findings. 278 more words