India reports around 11 lakh cancer cases every year and there is no evidence available to attribute it to rising levels of water pollution, Health and Family Welfare minister Ghulam Nabi Azad informed the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.
Emissions from coal plants resulted in 80,000 to 1,15,000 premature deaths and more than 20 million asthma cases in 2011-12 in the country, the Lok Sabha was informed on Monday. According to a report titled 'Coal Kills - An
The Delhi High Court asked the city government to shift the bio-medical waste treatment plant in south Delhi to some other place in six months as it impacted health of residents of a nearby colony. A division bench of Chief
Scientists from the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune and Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) have forecast on Tuesday that this Children's Day would witness the extreme pollution day of this year.
Diwali, the festival of lights is upon us and it’s probably the most dangerous of all Indian festivals. Every year, clinics are full of people who suffer from various post-Diwali complications. Firecrackers are the major
With the festival of lights just around the corner, Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belgaum, is organising a campaign against noise and air pollution. The students of the university plan to organise this drive in
Goa may soon be a smoke-free zone! In a bid to make the coastline smoke-free, the tourism department is mulling a ban on its use on beaches from October. "We are planning a law which will include beaches in the list of public
Passive smoking may be much more harmful that you thought. Researchers have found that people who are exposed to passive smoke are exposed to 16 times higher than the background level. The study has found that smoking on city
Two million people worldwide die from air pollution each year, the Geneva based World Health Organization (WHO) has said.
According to data collected by the WHO from nearly 1,100 cities across 91 countries, elevated level of
Prenatal exposure to air pollution through the mother can be especially serious for asthmatic children, says a new study. Researchers looked at several pollutants, including carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone and