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Polluted Delhi air akin to death sentence, say doctors

Monday, November 5, 2018, 1:23 PM

Yogesh Kumar wheezes after life-saving surgery to remove a diseased lung, but his doctors wonder how long he can last outside hospital breathing some of world's dirtiest air. Smog is blamed for deaths of more than one-million Indians every-year and Delhi which had emergency pollution levels more than 35 times the World Health Organization safe limit has the worst air of any global capital.
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India's own 'smog tower' may help combat air pollution

Monday, November 5, 2018, 10:57 AM

As the city grapples with dangerous levels of air pollution, a Delhi-based start-up has designed a 40-feet-tall purifier which it claims could provide clean air to 75,000 people living in the three-kilometre radius around it. Kurin Systems has recently got the patent for the "world's largest as-well-as the strongest air purifier" published by the World Intellectual Property Organization, its co-founder Pavneet Singh Puri said.
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'Pollution in Delhi akin to smoking 15-20 cigarettes a day'

Saturday, November 3, 2018, 7:08 PM

Doctors in the national capital Saturday said the impact of air pollution on public health can be compared to smoking of 15-20 cigarettes a day. To showcase the ill effects of air pollution, an installation depicting human lungs was unveiled at a city hospital Saturday.

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