Its reportsaidpollution levels were slowly improving in European Union countries but remained far higher than European Union and WorldHealth Organization (WHO) standards.
That's according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), which found around 1.8 billion children are exposed to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) levels above its air quality guidelines.
Among the World Health Organization report other findings are data indicating that pregnant women are more likely to give birth prematurely when they are exposed to dirty air. Such policies would not only help people with asthma and other respiratory diseases, but it would help everyone breathe a little easier, they said.
The UK Health Alliance on Climate Change (UKHACC), which represents key medical bodies and includes the BMJ, the British Medical Association, and the Royal College of Nursing, has reportedly asked the government to introduce a new clean air act. In the morning, air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 348, considered very poor category, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
Air pollution is especially unsafe for children, and accounts for almost one in 10 deaths among children under five around the globe, the report found.
Air pollution can also cause childhood cancers, asthma, poor lung function, pneumonia and other types of acute lower respiratory infection, the report said.
Facebook Removes Fake Accounts, Pages Linked To Iran
Researchers at the Atlantic Council , which reviewed the behaviour, said numerous accounts masqueraded as American liberals. It is noted that at least one of these pages was signed by over 1 million accounts.
Merkel’s CDU makes huge losses in Hesse election
Bouffier, noting that his party fared better in the Hesse vote than it now does in polls nationally, seems keen to stay in power. The pro-business Free Democrats were seen winning above 7 per cent and the Left Party around 6.5 per cent.
The PM2.5 (or particles with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometres present in the air) can be a matter of more serious health concern than PM10 (those with a diameter of less than 10 micrometres).
The study found that New Delhi's average air pollution level (PM2.5 score) was a staggering 187, which is far from London's rush hour measure of 27, and Birmingham's rush-hour measure of just 15.
More than two million deaths occur in India prematurely every year, accounting for 25 per cent of the global deaths due to poor air quality. "But there are many straight-forward ways to reduce emissions of unsafe pollutants", Maria Neira, Director with the Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health at WHO, said.
"Polluted air is poisoning millions of children and ruining their lives", WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement. He said that 90 percent of the world population suffers from toxic air and it affects children worse than adults. The researchers, including those from the University of Colorado Boulder and NASA in the U.S., said one way to reduce pollutants quickly would be to target emissions from cars, especially in big cities.
The EEA study also revealed that the highest concentrations of PM2.5 are in northern Italy, Poland, the Balkans and Turkey.
Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari Monday asked the party-ruled municipal corporations to step in to tackle the rising air pollution in the city as the AAP government has "failed" to take effective measures.
Hesse's conservative governor, Volker Bouffier, complains that "the election campaign has been completely overshadowed by Berlin". Thomas Heilmann, a CDU member of the Bundestag , said the party's elected officials were relieved by Merkel's choice.
He took part in his first practice with the Warriors on Thursday, but there is still no timetable for his return to action. Cousins, 28, has now been ejected 14 times in his career, along with earning 119 technical fouls.
When the game is balanced in the first 20-25 minutes, the penalty starts to put them ahead in the match and more comfortable. Everton can be definitely be aggrieved with the referee for having wrongly awarded United the penalty which made it 1-0.
Svitolina booked her spot in the last four by coming from a set down to defeat defending champion Caroline Wozniacki . Stephens, the 2017 US Open champion, controlled the first set but Svitolina broke three times in the second.
Most of the drugs in the Part B plan are a kind of drug called a "biologic", or drugs made of living organisms (usually cells). Officials said they're seeking input on how to select the areas of the country that will take part in the new pricing system.
The Invictus Games, founded by Harry, is an worldwide paralympic-style event for military personnel wounded in action. Meghan was also gifted a pearl necklace as they visited the President of Fiji on the first day off their tour to Fiji.
But anti-Semitism is on the rise in the United States, as we know from statistical and anecdotal evidence. About a month ago he posted pictures of a collection of three handguns that he called his "glock family".
He became the first to pitch into the eighth inning of a Series game on one day of rest since the Yankees' Bob Turley in 1957. He allowed one run over seven-plus innings, giving up three hits with two walks and five strikeouts.
Browns fire Jackson, promote DC Williams
Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley indicated he has no interest in the Cleveland Browns' vacant head coaching job. Hue Jackson was sacked on Monday, a day after the Browns lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers and fell to 2-5-1.
U.S. GDP report shows economy grew at a slower pace
NPR reported that private analysts had expected a 3.4 percent growth rate in gross domestic product for the third quarter. But there is a big difference in how tax cuts affect economic growth in the short run versus the long run, Gale added.
Anthony's first start for Rockets ends in loss to Clippers
Ennis will be re-evaluated after Houston's next game to see if he's healthy enough to play on the team's upcoming road trip. Harden, the reigning MVP, also is expected to miss Tuesday's game in Portland with a Grade 1-plus left hamstring strain.
In Brazil started the second round of presidential elections
Supporters of Brazilian far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro celebrate his victory at the Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo. In Brazil's commercial capital of Sao Paulo, Bolsonaro's win was greeted with fireworks and the honking of vehicle horns.