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Air Pollution Affects Fertility and Newborn Baby Health

How does air pollution negatively effect a mother’s fertility and newborn baby health? Many studies have been done on the effects of air pollution on the health of adults, but let’s take a look into its effects on fertility and newborn baby health.  What Negative Effects does Air Pollution Have … Read more

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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 … Read more

10 Facts About Air Pollution

Air pollution can be confusing. As a topic, it’s often not well understood or well-reported about. That means separating fact from fiction can often be hard to do. In some cases, it is difficult to distinguish research-backed facts and findings from common misconceptions–misconceptions that sometimes even get repeated in the … Read more

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Is Summer Air Better Than Winter Air?

Summer is here, bringing with it clearer skies and certainly cleaner air. Right? Summer always seems to drive out the dense clouds of pollution that suffocate many Indian cities. However, while summer air is in fact cleaner than air during other seasons, it’s still far from safe according to the … Read more

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A $3 Billion Pollution ‘Solution’ in Delhi – But Will It Work?

Last week, the Ministry of Urban Development announced a Rs. 19,762 crore ($2.95 billion) solution to reduce vehicular pollution in Delhi. If approved, the proposal will seek to reduce emissions from the over 8.8 million vehicles in the city, mostly owned by the rising middle and upper classes.  Despite this class differential in vehicular … Read more

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Air Pollution Can Break Your Heart

For years, air pollution has been linked to heart disease but scientists haven’t been able to understand how, exactly, it breaks your heart. Last week, researchers in the U.S. released results from a long-term study that shed light; they found that air pollution thickens blood and hardens arteries, accelerating atherosclerosis — a … Read more

Feeling the Heat? You’re Feeling the Pollution Too.

Had trouble breathing lately? It might be because despite popular opinion, Delhi’s air pollution levels aren’t doing so great in the summer heat. Our team regularly monitors air quality through the Air Quality Index Widget on our phone, which uses U.S. Embassy Air Quality data. The U.S. Embassy converts P.M. 2.5 … Read more

Does Spring Bring Better Air to Delhi?

Delhi Winters are notoriously known for bad levels of air pollution, but we often hear that air gets cleaner come Spring. We were curious what was happening in our own backyard, so we put out our Dylos Particle Counter on a rooftop near our Saket office.  The Particle Counter measures particle counts between 0.5 … Read more

Smart Air Filters Featured in the Hindu

On March 31, Smart Air Filters was exclusively featured in The Hindu’s Business Line. In “Making cleaner air affordable the DIY way,” Chetna Mehra highlighted our commitment to providing clean air at a low-cost. Here’s an excerpt from the article – you can read more here. If you are living … Read more

How Healthy Are Delhi Kids’ Lungs?

In 2008, the Chittranjan National Cancer Institute (CNCI) in Kolkata published the results from a study examining the health of lung function among school children, aged 4-17, in Delhi. To test whether children in Delhi fared worse than those outside of the city, the study compared 11,628 children from different parts … Read more

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