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Noise pollution down, air pollution up this Diwali

level compared to previous Diwali, but air pollution level saw a rise than normal days."On Diwali, the BSPCB monitored the quality of air and level of noise pollution at Boring Road crossing. The air and noise pollution level of the area was also monitored on October 29 to obtain a record of normal days. On both the days, air pollution was monitored for 24 hours from 6am, while noise pollution was...
Source : Times Of India |
Category : City

Pollution board to monitor air, noise pollution

(BSPCB) will monitor the noise and ambient air pollution level on Boring Road crossing this Diwali. Air pollution would be monitored from 6am on November 3 for 24 hours, while noise pollution would be monitored from 6pm till midnight on the same day, said a scientist at the BSPCB who would be leading the monitoring team.The permitted noise for bursting crackers is 125 decibels (dB) at a distance of...
Source : Times Of India |
Category : City | City : Thiruvananthapuram

Mobile air quality monitors to visit neighbourhoods soon

city's air pollution status was based on samples collected from a four or five places in Chennai. But with mobile monitors, all neighbourhoods can know their pollution levels. The board has procured six movable high volume air samplers, producing accurate pollution data from anywhere in the city. TNPCB spent around 1 crore on the six pieces.TNPCB chairman D Karthikeyan said the new air pollution monitors...
Source : Times Of India |
Category : City | City : Patna

China to monitor smog impact on health

China will build a nation-wide network within three-five years to monitor the impact of air pollution on health, an official...
Source : Webindia123 |
Category : Headlines

Air Quality Update 11:20 am - good ambient air quality (City of Medicine Hat)

good ambient air quality. Stationary monitors and mobile testing are yielding) Very high levels of air pollution (particulate matter) are currently being monitored in the2013 The air quality forecast indicates that high levels of air pollution are a possibility acrosstoday announced the availability of DNA1 Advanced Alpha-1 ScreeningTM (DNA1), a new test that aims to improve diagnosis of Alpha-1 A...
Source : World News |
Category : Health

State Pollution Control Board to monitor pollution levels

going to monitor the air and noise pollution level in major cities and towns of the state this Diwali to assess the alertness of various government agencies in curbing pollution caused due to bursting of firecrackers. A senior official of the board said that in pursuance of the guidelines of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the state board will record air pollution levels in Guwahati, D...
Source : Times Of India |
Category : City | City : Puducherry

Hong Kong Announces New Air Pollution Index to Combat Pollution

an ongoing battle to combat air pollution, Hong Kong announced a new air quality health index, the first in Asia to use the system.The Air Quality Health Index (AQHI), introduced in Canada in 2005, will replace the city's nearly two-decades-old Air Pollution Index (API) amid growing concerns about the city's air quality and a need for more comprehensive monitoring data.The city's leader Leung Chun-ying...
Source : Medindia |
Category : Health

Delhi says air 'not as bad' as Beijing after smog scrutiny

(2013)People cross railway tracks on a foggy winter morning in New Delhi Dec 18, 2013. India's air monitoring centre denied on Wednesday that pollution in New Delhi was worse than in Beijing, following scrutiny of the Indian capital's winter smog, which shrouds the city each year. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERSNEW DELHI (AFP) - India's air monitoring centre denied on Wednesday that pollution in New Delhi was...
Source : Straits Times |
Category : International

Pollution levels to be monitored on Diwali

(UPPCB) has issued an order to its regional office in Gautam Budh Nagar for special monitoring of air andresulting from fire crackers on Diwali. Officials in Noida said special monitoring centres would be set up onThough these directives have been issued by the pollution control board on the basis of aorder of 2005, unrestrained noise and air pollution continues in Noida on Diwali in the absence of...
Source : Times Of India |
Category : City | City : Vadodara

Updating Air Pollution Measurement Methods with UMass Amherst Air Quality, Health Effects Research (

month using advanced monitoring methods to assess health risk from air pollution, environmental health scientist Rick Peltier at the University of Massachusetts Amherst hopes to demonstrate for the first time in a real-world setting that air pollution can and should be regulated based on toxicology variables rather than simply on the volume of particles in the air. Recent technological advances in...
Source : World News |
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