Air Quality in India: Causing Headaches

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 17, 2016 @ 07:00 AM / by Meleah Paull

 

PM2.5, particulate matter that is less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter, is especially dangerous because it exacerbates cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, contributing to the premature deaths of over three million people worldwide every year.

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Beijing, Pollution, and the New Normal

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 04, 2016 @ 11:25 AM / by Kristine Yeung

 

In December 2015, I arrived in Beijing with a paper face mask feeling confident and prepared, only to find out that masks with purifying canister filters have become the new norm. Masks are an inseparable part of everyday life for Beijingers as the AQI (Air Quality Index) continues to reach unhealthy and at times hazardous levels.

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Air Pollution Disrupting Your Daily Commute?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 17, 2015 @ 10:30 AM / by Christopher Zeitz

 

Air pollution in larger cities has received a great deal of attention in recent months. Several major cities have experimented with partial bans on vehicular traffic, including Paris, Beijing, México City, Santiago, and São Paulo. Sometimes these policies have proven to be quite effective with noticeable improvements in air quality, but not always.

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