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Children’s day comes with a grim reminder of growing health risk from worsening environmental risks, especially air pollution.

Landmark studies released in the capital today shows air pollution is now the second largest killer in India. 

Pollution levels in Delhi-NCR high after Diwali. Could have been worse without the ban on sale of firecrackers -- CSE

  • Analysis of air quality data from 13 air quality monitoring stations of Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi Pollution Control Committee and Indian Meteorological Department shows that from very poor category during the day the pollution built up very rapidly during the night hitting emergency level. 

Graded Response Action Plan to control air pollution in Delhi-NCR in ‘Very poor’ and ‘Severe’ categories comes into effect from October 17, 2017 - says EPCA

Lists key areas of concern, which require short term and long term action to combat deadly air pollution in NCR

  • In November 2016, the Supreme Court of India directed the government to frame and implement a Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) to control air pollution. The Union environment ministry notified the Plan on January 17, 2017

Sin tax for redemption

The Goods and Services Tax of 40 per cent on “sugar-sweetened aerated and flavoured water” has a big bang impact on public health

Pet coke conundrum

We are buying the world’s dirtiest fuel as if we have no worries of air pollution. This needs to change

The Supreme Court issues far reaching directives on Graded Response Action Plan to address health emergency in the National Capital Region of Delhi

In response to EPCA report on highly polluting industrial fuels of furnace oil and petroleum coke in the entire NCR, the Supreme Court has directed the Union Government to examine and ban these fuels in the NCR region. 

Who is cooking our recipe books?

A subtle marketing drive is changing our food habits and we do not even know it

Twice bitten, not yet shy

The gross mismanagement of our city’s environment is making us sick

CSE Invite: Release of report ‘Body Burden 2015: State of India’s Health’

The first assault of environmental degradation is on our bodies. There is a definite and tangible link between our environment and our health, but this linkage is complex and often disputed. Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and Down to Earth would like to invite you to the release of a new report, Body Burden 2015: State of India’s Health. The report focuses on the risk factors that affect our health while examining old and new threats and why these should worry us.

Front Page Teaser: 

Date: December 15, 2015

Run for health during Delhi marathon amidst very high air pollution exposure

  • CSE releases the  results of its exposure air quality monitoring during Delhi marathon event today
  • Finds  unacceptable level of exposure to trapped pollutants typical of winter months
  • Delhi needs a  combination of long lasting reforms as well as a contingent plan to clean up  its air 
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