CANCER AIR POLLUTION
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Install retrofitted device in DG sets to reduce pollution
The Government said DG sets are used in a large scale in metro line construction, emergency power supply in metro rail, places with tourist infrastructure, central command rooms, waste-water treatment plants, construction and infrastructure works.
Biocon, Mylan launch cancer drug in US market
Ogivri, available in a 420mg multi-dose vial and a 150mg single-dose vial, will be used for treatment of all types of breast cancer and metastatic stomach cancer (gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma).
This firm is hunting for a cancer cure
Zumutor, the Boston-headquartered startup, which was founded by second-time entrepreneur and former Biocon executive Kavitha Iyer Rodrigues in June 2015, has US and EU patents for this platform. “Our robust IP portfolio has a landscape beyond 2034,” she said.
Bengaluru traffic police vulnerable to lung-related diseases, says Oncologist
Chronic infections are risk factors for lung cancer, reason being exposed to environmental pollution which comprises air and water pollution, the former being more prevalent.
Breathing polluted air can damage optic nerve, cause blindness
Glaucoma, a neurodegenerative disease, is the leading global cause of irreversible blindness.
MobiKwik,Aditya Birla Health Insurance introduce Cancer Protect Cover starting Rs 125
The policy provides cover for breast, cervical, oral cavity, lung, and colorectal cancers which accounts for 47.2% of all cancers in India. Users can buy two policies of Rs 7.5 lakh and avail the cover of Rs 15 lakh.
Don't stay out in the smog for long: Air pollution can damage brain, lead to Alzheimer's
Fine particles come from traffic exhaust, smoke and dust, and stay airborne for long periods.
Rains improve Delhi's air quality
The air quality index (AQI) in Delhi stood at 136 at 8.47 am which falls under the 'moderate' category. An AQI between 0-50 is considered 'good', 51-100 'satisfactory', 101-200 'moderate', 201-300 'poor', 301-400 'very poor' and 401-500 'severe'. An AQI above 500 falls in the 'severe plus' category.
Parliamentary panel to discuss air pollution in Delhi on Wednesday
An official message communicated to panel members stated that representatives of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Central Pollution Control Board will brief them on the role of MCD, DDA, NDMC, CPWD and NBCC -- all central agencies -- in "reducing air pollution in Delhi".
Coal India, Isro tie up to develop satellite-based air pollution system
Coal India has used services of satellites for monitoring land reclamation and reforestation. Satellite-based pollution monitoring system exists only at the NASA in the US. Coal India subsidiary, CMPDI, has taken up the project for satellitebased monitoring of respirable particulate matter and it is under implementation at Singrauli and Talcher coalfields.
SC says govts have failed to provide clean air, water to citizens, must now compensate for pollution
A bench of justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta took serious note of stubble burning in the two states and said that the life span of millions of citizens has shortened and people are "suffocating" due to pollution in Delhi-NCR.
Delhi air quality continues to improve, AQI drops to 218
An AQI between 0-50 is considered 'good', 51-100 'satisfactory', 101-200 'moderate', 201-300 'poor', 301-400 'very poor' and 401-500 is marked as 'severe'. An AQI above 500 falls in the 'severe plus' category. Yesterday, the overall AQI in Delhi was recorded at 239.
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