Toxic Environment
Opinion  /  Published 02.05.22

Poisoned: The need to eradicate plastic

The world seems to have realized — a bit too late in the day? — that plastic does more harm than good. Recently, at the United Nations Environment Programme’s fifth Environment Assem...
By The Editorial Board

News  /  Published 07.04.22

Pollution in Kolkata may cause common diseases

Many common diseases — a blockage in the artery or a stomach upset — could be caused by environmental pollution, some doctors in the city said on Wednesday. Doctors spoke at an event orga...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 05.04.19

Shocking political unconcern for pollution

Air pollution seems to be a great leveller. Killer air has left both the dragon and the elephant — popular totemic representations of China and India, respectively — gasping for breath. State of G...
By The Editorial Board

Health  /  Published 09.08.19

Heavy metals as cancer triggers? AIIMS sets up lab

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on Friday opened an ecotoxicology facility to investigate the link between several diseases, such as types of cancers and lung diseases...
By The Telegraph in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 17.11.18

The world, mirrored in Word of the Year

Life, an American philosopher had argued, serves as the dictionary for human civilization. But the reverse holds true as well. The dictionary, a term coined by a gentleman in the thirteenth century, i...
By The Editorial Board


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