In 2016, 600,000 children died from acute lower respiratory infections caused by polluted air.
“No one escapes, from the womb to the grave,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO’s director-general in a resounding alert to the world about the growing ill-effects of air pollution. Read more
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In all the interest around the Supreme Court judgment allowing only green or zero-emission firecrackers, what has been forgotten is that the same petition also pleads for controlling pollution created from other sources, such as burning of crop stubble, garbage as well as vehicular emissions. Read more
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“Nothing more important than making the country free of malnutrition. It is unacceptable for a country known for its knowledge economy to have 38 per cent of its children under-nourished and hence it was of utmost priority to eradicate malnutrition,” Kumar said. Read more
Silicosis is a group of occupational lung diseases caused by breathing in silica dust. It has been described since ancient times, when miners and stone cutters were exposed to dust containing this crystalline mineral.
Silicosis was more common in Australia in the 1940s to 60s, particularly in construction and demolition workers. Growing awareness of the disease and the importance of reducing exposure to dust – for instance, wearing masks at work, wetting the dust and other safe work practices – has reduced the number of cases. Read more
“Today, we are faced with a peculiar problem. Lions are dying. There seems to be some kind of virus. We do not know. It is coming in newspapers. You find it out,” a Supreme Court bench headed by justice Madan B Lokur told additional solicitor general ANS Nadkarni. Read more
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