Report: 76 major coal ash accidents in the last decade in India, yet regulatory norms being diluted

Report: 76 major coal ash accidents in the last decade in India, yet regulatory norms being diluted

A new report by Healthy Energy Initiative India and Community Environmental Monitoring establishes that at least 76 major coal ash pond accidents occurred across the country between 2010 and June 2020.

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Study finds uneven levels of awareness among doctors about air pollution and health

Study finds uneven levels of awareness among doctors about air pollution and health

Health Care Without Harm’s partner in India, the Centre for Chronic Disease Control, has published findings from a study titled “Understanding knowledge, attitude and practice of health practitioners towards health effects of air pollution in India.”

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Webinar: Health practitioners perception towards health effects of air pollution in India

Webinar: Health practitioners perception towards health effects of air pollution in India

On July 18 don’t miss out the upcoming webinar Health practitioners perception towards health effects of air pollution in India, organized by the Centre for Chronic Disease Control (CCDC), the Health and Environment Leadership Platform (H.E.L.P.) and Health Care Without Harm.

During the session, speakers will present the findings of the study Understanding knowledge, attitude and practice of health practitioners towards health effects of air pollution in India, and practicing physicians and medical experts will discuss a way forward to better understand the health effects of air pollution.

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International health group calls for ban on coal, urges action by governments and institutions

International health group calls for ban on coal, urges action by governments and institutions

Calling coal a “lethal product,” the World Federation of Public Health Associations issued a Call to Ban Coal for Electricity Production.

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India | Air quality report from industrial towns in Chhattisgarh raises health concerns

India | Air quality report from industrial towns in Chhattisgarh raises health concerns

In May 2020 the State Health Resource Center (SHRC) of the state of Chhattisgarh released, with the support of Healthy Energy Initiative India, the Korba Air Quality report that highlights the toxic levels of air pollutants in the cities of Korba, Champa and Raipur.

Results show that in the three towns the concentrations of PM 2.5 (or fine, respirable pollution particles) were between 3.1 and 9.1 times higher than the national standard. The report was featured in the national newspaper Hindustan Times.

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