What in the world: Anti-smog towers

2019 isn't the first time we've considered anti-smog towers or outdoor air purifiers. This is not the first time Delhi has experimented with this idea. Before the 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 … Continue reading What in the world: Anti-smog towers

Conference Alert!

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!

Policy brief on household air pollution

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

Report on Positions and Actions on Air Pollution in Indian cities

*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

Disease burden of air pollution in India

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