Author Archives: A.J.

A Chinese Child’s Lung Cancer Is Linked to Pollution


The youngest child ever to get lung cancer is, unsurprisingly, in China. ‘An eight-year-old girl, living near a major road in the Jiangsu Province of Eastern China, has become the youngest person in China, and possibly in the world, to … Continue reading

Posted in China, International | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Diwali-induced air pollution leaves many gasping for breath


A year later, nothing has changed. Just as it was a year ago, Diwali is taking its toll on everyone from an air pollution standpoint. The main cities outlined in this article as the ones faring the worst are Ghatkopar, … Continue reading

Posted in Bombay, National | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Delhi, Kolkata have worst air quality in India: Report


According to a recent Times of India article, Delhi and Kolkata have the worst air quality levels in India. In the past year, Delhi alone has reported 13,000 cases of cancer, with over 10% of them being lung cancer.   … Continue reading

Posted in Kolkata, New Dehli | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

India’s Air Quality Standard 3x worse than US


In comparison to the US, India’s PM2.5 air quality standards are more than 3x worse. China’s levels range from 40 – 150 micrograms per cubic meter, with residential being 40, commercial being 100, and industrial being 150. China’s industrial levels … Continue reading

Image | Posted on | Leave a comment

US EPA makes pollution standard stricter


The E.P.A has recently set a lower limit for the amount of soot particles in the air. The limit is now 12 µ gms per cubic meter, lowered from 15 µ gms previously . Indian air quality standards are much less … Continue reading

Posted in US | Leave a comment

Is India’s air worse than China?


‘India may have just gotten the wake up call it needed to start getting serious about its growing pollution problem. A study put out this week by Tel Aviv University reports that that Indian megacities are seeing a faster increase in pollution than … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Indore Diwali Pollution


During Diwali, Indore’s air pollution levels skyrocketed due to the immense amounts of firecrackers lit.   http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-11-16/indore/35155923_1_air-pollution-rspm-level-noise-pollution

Posted in Indore | 1 Comment

India skies gray, China’s are brown?


This is a video that was taken in Mumbai, India on a recent trip by a Dr. Mac along the supposed ‘Queen’s Necklace’. She says, that although India is better off compared to China when discussing air pollution levels, the … Continue reading

Posted in Bombay | Leave a comment

Bangalore Air Quality


This is an example of Bangalore air getting heavily polluted by people burning waste. In this case, however, some villagers actually set fire to the grass surrounding a major lake, Bellandur Lake. As you can see, this caused great amounts … Continue reading

Posted in Bangalore | 2 Comments

Welcome to the Discussion Forum on Air Pollution in India


Air pollution is a growing problem in the developing world which includes all of the urban areas in India. I was personally impacted by the air pollution in Bangalore and tried hard to cope. There are a lot of sufferers, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments