The report found that children in poorer countries are far more at risk, with a full 98 percent of all children under five in low- and middle-income countries exposed to PM2.5 levels above World Health Organization air quality guidelines.
Air pollution produced from cooking and heating fuels, urban transportation and industrial output can impact a child's neurodevelopment, and even lead to asthma, childhood cancer and an increased risk of developing chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, later in life. In the morning, air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 348, considered very poor category, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
Globally, with smoking on the decline, air pollution now causes more deaths annually than tobacco.
There was clear, consistent evidence of an association between ambient air pollution and otitis media, or ear infections, the study said, as well as some evidence of it causing obesity and insulin resistance in children.
But while adults are affected by toxic air, children are far more vulnerable as they breathe more rapidly - and therefore absorb more pollution.
Dr Maria Neira, Director, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, WHO, said, "Air Pollution is stunting our children's brains, affecting their health in more ways than we suspected".
It is very unfortunate that the Delhi government only remains a "mute spectator" to this "serious health hazard" Delhi is facing, he alleged, adding that in the last four years, the AAP dispensation has "failed" to take any effective measure to curb air pollution.
Harmful air pollution emissions remain stubbornly high in some countries, according to the European Environment Agency.
The figure of 7 million early deaths is certain to be an underestimate, as it only includes particle pollution and the five most firmly linked causes of death.
Agency head Hans Bruyninckx said: "Air pollution is an invisible killer and we need to step up our efforts to address the causes".
In 2015, concentrations of PM2.5 were slightly lower than the previous year, while the levels of NO2 and O3 were higher.
More than 40% of the world's population - which includes for 1 billion children under 15 - is exposed to high levels of household air pollution from mainly cooking with polluting technologies and fuels.
A long-delayed national plan to clean up the air in 100 most polluted cities in India, is yet to be finalised after it was panned by air pollution activists for being weak and failing to set time-bound targets.
Arizonans have turned in an excess of 144,000 pounds of prescription drugs over the course of 15 National Take Back Days. Officials are encouraging MA residents to drop off expired and unwanted medications at police stations this weekend.
Sure he's been more tight-lipped as a rookie with the Browns, but said personality seemingly clashed with Jackson on the sideline. Prior to Jackson getting fired, there were reports about issues between the two concerning the offensive play calls.
Back in 2013, the CDU had to make a coalition with the Alliance 90/The Greens after the election resulted in no clear victor . That will start with her handing off the party leadership to a successor at a party congress in December.
Microsoft isn't the only tech giant to forge ahead with military contracts, regardless of the controversies they evoke. And while speaking at a conference in San Francisco last week, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos defended contracts with the U.S.
Bowers lived in the Baldwin Borough suburb of Pittsburgh, less than half an hour's drive south of the Tree of Life synagogue. Until he does so, Trump - who has announced his intent to visit Pittsburgh - is not welcome in the city, the letter said.
USA television networks said at least four people had died, while the local CBS affiliate reported that eight people were dead. The Tree of Life synagogue describes itself on its website as a traditional, progressive and egalitarian congregation.
Ja Rule , however, says the tension started between them during a video shoot in their hometown of Queens, NYC. That said, at least 50 Cent was somewhat prudent about the whole thing as he bought the tickets via Groupon .
Riot police separated supporters of Bolsonaro and those of his leftist rival Haddad when they briefly scuffled in Sao Paulo. Voters are choosing between far-right Congressman Jair Bolsonaro and former Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad .
Hurricane Kate in 1985 formed on November 15 and did $300 million worth of damage and killed 15 people, according to reports. The tropical depression that would eventually become Hurricane Kate formed southeast of the Bahamas on November 8th.
Turkey shelled the positions of the Kurds in Syria
Boost humanitarian aid - The leaders agreed to provide "swift, safe and unhindered" flow of humanitarian aid to the Syrian people. Erdogan noted that the leaders called for the completion of the constitution committee's process in Syria as soon as possible.
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Defensive lineman Aaron Donald forced and recovered a fumble and recorded four sacks, dropping the 49ers to 1-6. Donald ripped the ball from the arms of running back Matt Breida then held onto it for a fumble recovery.