10 Facts About Air Pollution

We get many questions about air pollution in the Smart Air office–understandably so. It’s a topic that isn’t well understood or well-reported about in certain parts of the countries in which we work. In some cases, it is difficult to distinguish research-backed findings from common misconceptions–misconceptions that sometimes even get repeated in the media. To […]

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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 emissions, some of the improvements […]

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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 disease in which plaque (calcium, […]

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