Pregnant women face a higher risk of miscarriage if they are exposed to elevated levels of a type of air pollution, a study suggests. Expectant mothers exposed to higher levels of nitrogen dioxide, a gas created by petrol and diesel vehicles, are 16% more likely to lose their baby.
India's toxic air has claimed 1.24 million lives in 2017, or 12.5 percent of total deaths recorded in the year, says a study. The study, published in the journal Lancet Planetary Health on Thursday, said more than 51 percent of the people who died because of air pollution were younger than 70.
Air pollution is increasing people's risks of mouth cancer, a new study warns.