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14 of world's 15 most polluted cities belong to India: WHO report

New Delhi, May 2 (IBNS): India has 14 out of 15 most polluted cities in the world in terms of PM 2.5 concentrations, the WHO global air pollution database released in Geneva for 2016 early on Wednesday revealed.

Air pollution has impact on childhood asthma: Study

New York, Apr 2 (IBNS): New research suggests that up to 38% of all annual childhood asthma cases in Bradford may be caused by air pollution.

Air pollution is associated with cancer mortality beyond lung cancer, finds study

Barcelona, Nov 1 (IBNS): Air pollution is classified as carcinogenic to humans given its association with lung cancer, but there is little evidence for its association with cancer at other body sites. In a new large-scale prospective study led by the Barcelona Institute of Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by the ”la Caixa” Foundation, and the American Cancer Society, researchers observed an association between some air pollutants and mortality from kidney, bladder and colorectal cancer.

India among top five nations with most pollution related deaths

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IBNS): India is among the top five nations with most number of deaths due to pollution.

Air pollution casts shadow over solar energy production

New York, June 27 (IBNS): Global solar energy production is taking a major hit due to air pollution and dust.