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Dhaka ranks 4th worst in Air Quality Index

Bangladesh’s capital city was ranked fourth worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) on Wednesday morning.Dhaka had a score of 195 at 10am, indicating that the air quality was unhealthy.India’s Delhi, Pakistan’s Lahore and Vietnam’s Hanoi occupied the first, second and third spots respectively. Read More »

Global requests for SSR for airline passengers nearly double

• Little-known SSR code, DPNA 1, can be used to alert airlines when a traveler has an intellectual or developmental disability and needs assistance • Many airlines offer support to meet passengers’ individual needs once alerted via the SSR code • Use of the code on flights booked through Travelport has increased 89% since the launch of its Travel Unified ... Read More »

Our poisonous air is harming our children’s brains: HRW

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says almost 700,000 children under five die each year as a result of air pollution. Millions more are being condemned to a life of ill health because of the damage it does to their developing brains and bodies. Which is hardly surprising when you realise nine out of ten of us are breathing polluted air. ... Read More »

Standing up for the clean air we deserve!

By Mahamadou Tounkara Jun 5 2019 – (GGGI) – Air pollution has become the number one environmental problem affecting people’s health, impacting 300 million children worldwide and contributing to the premature death of 600 thousand children every year. Indoor air pollution from cooking on an open fire using firewood or charcoal is a major problem in many developing countries. In ... Read More »

Clean air act in the offing

The government is working on enactment of a law with a provision for imprisonment up to 10 years against air polluters aiming to ensure clean air for all. The Department of Environment (DoE) with support from Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA) has already prepared a draft of the ‘Bangladesh Clean Air Bill-2019’, which was presented at function here yesterday. The ... Read More »

Deadly air: Face it

By Sunita Narain I do not know how best to respond to this question. These days, concerned about the toxic air of Delhi, many parents, particularly those with children who have asthma, ask me if they should leave the city. Many times, I am also told that they have decided to move away; they cannot take it anymore. It is ... Read More »

Half the US lives with unhealthy air, new report says

From: American Lung Association Nearly half of all Americans — more than 147 million — live in counties in the U.S. where ozone or particle pollutions levels make the air unhealthy to breathe, according to the American Lung Association’s “State of the Air 2014” report released today. The 15th annual national report card shows that while the nation overall continued ... Read More »