Air pollution linked to increased dementia risk

According to the study, published in the journal JAMA Neurology, patients with cardiovascular diseases (CVD) who live in polluted environments may require additional support from care providers to prevent dementia. “Interestingly, we were able to establish harmful effects on human health at levels below current air pollution standards,” said study first author Giulia Grande from […]

Coronavirus: Lockdown prompts clear fall in UK air pollution

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India drives into BS-VI era with air pollution control in mind

Various other carmakers including Honda, Hyundai and Tata Motors have also worked towards making their products BS-VI compliant. Similarly, various two-wheeler companies and commercial vehicle players have also announced transition to BS-VI norms. On a petition filed by auto dealers’ body FADA, the Supreme Court on March 27 allowed the sale of unsold stock of […]

Trump administration stops enforcing environmental laws that punish polluters after the EPA said companies could have trouble complying during the coronavirus pandemic

Other metropolitan areas, including Seattle, New York, Chicago and Atlanta, have also showed a decline after residents have been asked to stay at home in order to limit the spread of the virus. 

The world’s largest coronavirus lockdown is having a dramatic impact on pollution in India

“When we come out of the outbreak, it will be interesting to see if we invest money in the cleaner future,” he added. “(Do) we ramp up the old fossil fuel based intensive industries, or we go towards more sustainable options.”

COVID-19: Pakistan’s air quality improves amid lockdown

Air Quality is the degree to which air is suitable or clean enough for humans, animals and plants. It is impacted by the amount of particulate matter (PM2.5) it carries, which refers to tiny particles of copper, magnesium, lithium, nickel-cobalt, arsenic, selenium, and zinc, as well as complex gaseous aerosols. Being tiny, PM2.5 particles easily […]

This Equal Pay Day, COVID-19 crisis offers clarity on the wage gap

With the COVID-19 pandemic on our hands and more than 3 million jobless claims last week, Americans aren’t likely to pay much attention to a holiday based on a false metric for equality. How many wives will celebrate their husband’s pink slip in the name of equality? Answer: none. Men and women’s interests are ultimately […]

Coronaviurus: What Is Covid-19 Pneumonia? How Does It Affect The Lungs?

Diabetics, Smokers, Elderly At Increased Risk Of Covid-19 Pneumonia People underlying heart and lung conditions, diabetes and the elderly (people aged 65 and over) are at risk of getting pneumonia, as well as people with medical conditions such as diabetes, cancer or chronic disease affecting the lungs, heart, kidney or liver, smokers, Indigenous Australians, and […]

Coronavirus does spread through the air and lingers in rooms long after patients have left, study finds

The National Institutes of Health in the US, and Baylor University in Waco, Texas, say they are working on a vaccine based on what they know about coronaviruses in general, using information from the SARS outbreak. But this may take a year or more to develop, according to Pharmaceutical Technology.

COVID-19: Air Canada to temporarily lay off half its workforce

MONTREAL: Air Canada announced Monday it would temporarily lay off nearly half of its employees and reduce activity by up to 90 percent in the second quarter due to the coronavirus. The measures would affect 15,200 employees and about 1,300 managers from April 3, the airline said in a press release. Last week, Air Canada […]