air pollution

June 30, 2018
June 30, 2018

Air pollution plays significant role in diabetes: Study

Air pollution caused one in seven new cases of diabetes in 2016, a US study says, which found even low levels raised the chances of developing the chronic disease.

May 7, 2018
May 7, 2018

Face masks may not be as effective as they claim to be

Despite being a common sight in polluted cities, particularly those in Asia, new research suggests that face masks designed to filter out pollution particles may not be as effective as they claim...

May 2, 2018
May 2, 2018

9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air: WHO

Nine out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants, shows new data from the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO).

April 21, 2018
April 21, 2018

Steep rise in air pollution

A new global study on air pollution has placed Bangladesh among three countries experiencing the steepest air pollution levels in the world since 2010. Bangladesh has suffered a steady decrease in...

April 19, 2018
April 19, 2018

Air Pollution in Bangladesh: Steep rise continues

Bangladesh has experienced a sharp increase in air pollution since 2010 as 81 percent population are exposed to household air pollution from solid fuel burning, says a new global study report.

March 10, 2018
March 10, 2018

Exposure to air pollution during pregnancy could change children's brain structure

A new European research finds that exposure to air pollution during pregnancy could affect the cognitive function of children, by changing the structure of the brain.

March 1, 2018
March 1, 2018

Air pollutants linked to abnormal fetal growth: Study

Exposure to high levels of certain air pollutants during pregnancy can increase the risk of abnormal fetal growth according to a new study from Yale School of Public Health (YSPH). Researchers say...

January 22, 2018
January 22, 2018

Hong Kong engulfed in smog

Hong Kong's famous skyline is engulfed in smog, with residents urged to stay indoors.

November 12, 2017
November 12, 2017

Air pollution linked to osteoporosis-related bone fractures

Beyond the risks of cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease and even cancer, living in a highly polluted zone for a significant time could increase the risk of osteoporosis-related bone...

November 9, 2017
November 9, 2017

Emergency in New Delhi as smog thickens

The Indian capital declares a pollution emergency and banns the entry of trucks and construction activity as a toxic smog hung over the city for a third day and air quality worsens by the hour.