This post is a compilation of ongoing research and analyses on COVID-19, air pollution and health. Please note that updates will be made to the document every few days. You can refer to the a related document with a list of studies & analyses from around the world here. Before you dig in, here are … Continue reading Analyses on COVID-19 and Air Pollution in India
In 2019, anti-smog towers or outdoor air purifiers were floated as an idea for controlling air pollution. Not for the first time. Before the 2010 Commonwealth Games in 2010, an Italian company installed a $300,000-air-filter in Connaught Place, claiming it to be the cleanest spot in Delhi. There are no numbers to back this up, except for the 2.5 … Continue reading What in the world: Anti-smog towers
15th International Conference on Atmospheric Sciences and Applications to Air Quality (ASAAQ) will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 28th-30th October 2019, and will foster scientific discussion and exchange of information on the latest research and practical applications of atmospheric science to air quality issues. The conference has secured a journal special issue -- … Continue reading Conference Alert!
The Collaborative Clean Air Policy Centre (CCAPC) has released a policy brief on household air pollution entitled The Contribution of Household Fuels to Ambient Air Pollution in India- A Comparison of Recent Estimates. (details) An article in The Wire by Dr. Santosh Harish and Dr. Sarath Guttikunda, both involved in creation of the policy brief, … Continue reading Policy brief on household air pollution
*Content from Climate Trends/GSCC* Climate Trends has compiled a report on the statements and actions from Members of Parliament n the 14 cities listed as the most polluted by WHO in 2018. The report compiles the actions taken in respective cities at national, sub-national and local level, statements by opposition leaders, including corresponding air quality … Continue reading Report on Positions and Actions on Air Pollution in Indian cities
Dr. Arvind Kumar is the Chairman, Centre for Chest Surgery and Director, Institute of Robotic Surgery at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. For the last three years, Dr. Kumar has been playing a leading role as an advocate for action on air pollution through his social initative- Lung Care Foundation. Earlier this year, he wrote a … Continue reading Spotlight: Dr. Arvind Kumar
Part II 2018 is almost over, so we got in touch with a few people in the field and asked three questions. This three-part series presents the views of stakeholders in the air pollution field in India, including scientists, community groups, media and others. Read their comments below (and on @airqualityindia) and join the conversation. “Air … Continue reading Year in review: 2018
A new paper in The Lancet entitled "The impact of air pollution on deaths, disease burden, and life expectancy across the states of India: the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017" was published on December 5, 2018. The article is open access and is available here. Key findings: Annual population-weighted mean exposure to ambient particulate matter … Continue reading Disease burden of air pollution in India
CEED is organizing a conference in collaboration with All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to bring doctors to a common forum to address the impacts of air pollution and to increase awareness about this issue. Subject: Doctors’ Dialogue: Safeguarding Life from Air Pollution Date: 27th November 2018 Time: 3 PM- 5 PM Venue: Nalanda Hall, Hotel … Continue reading Workshop Alert!
Yes, you read that right. Amrit Sharma has created an emoji map for air pollution. Check it out here. What motivated you to create an Emoji Air Pollution map? I created the Emoji Air Pollution Map because I could not bear the sight of yet another map riddled with air quality index (AQI) numbers. My … Continue reading Emoji Map for Air Pollution