New report on Household Air Pollution and Noncommunicable Disease

HEI has published a new report on Household Air Pollution and Noncommunicable Disease, which provides a critical assessment of the state of the science examining the linkages between household air pollution formed by the burning of solid fuels and noncommunicable diseases. The report updates previous systematic reviews with the most recent studies and answers fundamental questions … Continue reading New report on Household Air Pollution and Noncommunicable Disease

Niti Aayog’s Action Plan on Air Pollution

NITI Aayog has released a 15 point action plan to combat air pollution in Indian cities entitled Breathe India: An Action Plan for Combating Air Pollution. Measures discussed in the plan include introduction of low sulphur fuel, promoting the use of electric vehicles, cleaner construction, waste and dust management and behavioural change, among a longer … Continue reading Niti Aayog’s Action Plan on Air Pollution

Guidebook on urban air quality

New open-access resource on urban air quality The Guidebook presents the results of the AIRUSE LIFE Project (LIFE11 ENV/ES/584) offering a state-of-the-art compilation of measures to improve air quality in cities (www.airuse.eu). The primary goal is to assess Southern European environments, although many of the suggested measures can be applied to other regions. The Guidebook, … Continue reading Guidebook on urban air quality

New study on source apportionment of PM2.5 in India

A new study on sources of PM2.5 in India has been released by Greenpeace and the Air-Weather-Climate (AWC) research group at Louisiana State University.  The report is entitled Source Apportionment, Health Effects and Potential Reduction of Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5). The top four sources for PM identified in this analysis include coal-fired power plants, industrial … Continue reading New study on source apportionment of PM2.5 in India

State of Global Air 2018

The Health Effects Institute has launched the State of Global Air 2018. More about the analysis and report from HEI:  Background  Most of the world’s population lives in areas where air quality is unhealthy. An estimated 95% of people live in areas where ambient (outdoor)  fine particulate matter concentrations (small dust or soot particles in the air) … Continue reading State of Global Air 2018

Burden of Disease Attributable to Major Air Pollution Sources in India

Health Effects Institute (HEI) has released a report entitled Burden of Disease Attributable to Major Air Pollution Sources in India (Special Report 21) which provides the first comprehensive analysis of the levels of fine particulate matter air pollution (PM2.5) in India by source at the state level and their impact on health. It is the … Continue reading Burden of Disease Attributable to Major Air Pollution Sources in India

APnA City Program

Dr. Sarath Guttikunda, and the UrbanEmissions.info team is launching the APnA City Program (link) in New Delhi today.  What is APnA? "The Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment (APnA) City Program aims at creating a baseline of air pollution related information for Indian cities, which can lead to an estimate of pollution source contributions – a necessary starting … Continue reading APnA City Program