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Vitamin B cocktail could diminish toxic effects of air pollution, study finds

Publish on April 15, 2017     Source: The Malaymail Online

NEW YORK, April 15 — B-vitamin supplements could diminish the toxic effects of air pollution on the immune and cardiovascular systems, according to an American study published in Scientific Reports.

Researchers studying the impact of air pollution in moderately polluted urban are

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Air pollution may lower good cholesterol, raise risk of heart disease: Study

Publish on April 14, 2017     Source: Hindustan Times

Exposure to higher levels of air pollution may increase cardiovascular disease risk by lowering levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), commonly known as “good” cholesterol, says a study.

Higher exposure to black carbon, a marker of traffic-related pollution, is significantly a

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Enough evidence from India linking air pollution to health impacts: experts

Publish on April 13, 2017     Source: Hindustan Times

The Indian government’s stance on air pollution and relation to health impact is at odds with Indian experts’ views on the subject. On Wednesday a panel including scientists from the IITs and an expert from WHO debunked the idea that there is no direct link between air pollution and diseas

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Mumbai saw 63% more complaints on air pollution in 2016 compared to 2015, says NGO

Publish on April 12, 2017     Source: Hindustan Times

The average air quality index (AQI), a measure of air pollution in the city, was 170 in January and 103 in March in 2016. .

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) receieved 63% more complaints on air pollution in 2016 compared to 2015, data released by NGO Praja Foundation o

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52% of global air pollution deaths from India and China in 2015, finds Lancet study

Publish on April 12, 2017     Source: Hindustan Times

India and China had the largest number of deaths owing to particulate matter (PM2.5) — small pollutant particles of 2.5 micron size that can easily enter the respiratory system and cause ailments — according to a Lancet study released on Monday. The study said 52% of the deaths that year w

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