Posts Tagged air pollution

DENR urges public to wear face masks due to air pollution from fireworks

Aileen Cerrudo   •   January 1, 2020

The Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) advises the public to wear face masks due to the air pollution brought by fireworks. According to the DENR, there is...

Sydney air pollution caused by bushfires among worst in the world

Robie de Guzman   •   November 20, 2019

Sydney, Australia – The air pollution in the most populous Australian city of Sydney on Tuesday was among the 20 worst in the world due to smoke caused by fires...

Malaysia carries out cloud seeding to tame haze in administrative capital Putrajaya

Robie de Guzman   •   September 17, 2019

Malaysia carried out cloud seeding on Monday (September 16) to tame haze and control air pollution in its administrative capital Putrajaya. Parts of Malaysia, including Putrajaya, have been reeling under...

Scientist calls for action as China’s dirty air reaches Burgos, Ilocos Norte

Marje Pelayo   •   July 15, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – A Filipino environmental scientist discovered that there is dirty air prevailing over Burgos, Ilocos Norte that comes from China and South Korea. Dr. Gerry Bagtasa of the...

Bangkok officials blast off water streams to tackle hazardous air pollution

Marje Pelayo   •   December 25, 2018

Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) officials used water cannons on Monday (Dec 24) in areas deemed critical in an attempt to catch dust particles blamed for the hazardous air pollution in...

U.N. sets out massive benefits from air pollution action in Asia

admin   •   October 31, 2018

  Asia could reap massive benefits in health, environment, agriculture and economic growth if governments implement 25 policies such as banning the burning of household waste and cutting industrial emissions,...

Air pollution kills 7 million people each year, WHO calls for quick change

Marje Pelayo   •   May 2, 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, May 1, that air pollution still kills 7 million people each year, almost all of them in poor countries in Asia and...

Air quality linked to cardiac ‘events,’ heart disease patients unaware

UNTV News   •   April 18, 2018

Poor air quality with high levels of tiny pollution particles known as PM 2.5 are tied to a spike in emergency department visits for heart- and lung-related illnesses and stroke,...

Air pollution tied to preterm births in China

UNTV News   •   January 24, 2018

(Reuters Health) – Chinese mothers who are exposed to higher levels of air pollution during pregnancy may be more likely to deliver preterm infants than women who live where the...

Air pollution around conception tied to birth defects

UNTV News   •   January 4, 2018

(Reuters Health) — Women who breathe polluted air during the month right before or after they get pregnant may be more likely to have babies with birth defects, a U.S....

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