Delhi Smog

For Delhi’s Traffic Police, More Air Means More Problems

Have you have ever wondered about the effects of Delhi’s air on people who work outdoors? How about Delhi’s traffic police? We sure have at Smart Air, and we have been waiting for research to catch up with our ruminations. A study on Delhi’s traffic police officers, published in January 2017, finally provides some answers – though pessimistic […]

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Air Pollution & Effects on Fertility and Newborn Health

Last month, Dr. Shruti Mahalingaiah from the Boston University School of Medicine, along with other scholars published a study that examined the effects of exposure to air pollution on infertility. Researchers studied a sample of over 36,000 female nurses in the United States between 1989 and 2003. They found that women who lived within 199 meters of […]

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How visible is India’s air pollution?

Much too visible, according to Astronaut Scott Kelly, who is finishing up his year onboard the International Space Station. On January 12th, Kelly posted the following picture, which shows northern Uttar Pradesh on the left, and the Himalayas and Nepal on the right. In December 2014, NASA released a similar picture highlighting the difference in pollution between […]

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