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Jeremy Pearson
There is no doubt that air pollution is a killer, and this study brings us a step closer to solving the mystery of how air pollution damages our cardiovascular health. More research is needed to pin down the mechanism and consolidate the evidence, but these results emphasise that we must do more to stop people dying needlessly from heart disease caused by air pollution. Crucially, individual avoidance of polluted areas is not a solution to the problem. Government must put forward bold measures to make all areas safe and protect the population from harm.feedback
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NEW Apr 26 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Pollution. 332 people are quoted and you can read 408 citations of them about Pollution. Dan Greenbaum, Yuhang Wang, Anna Jones and Julie Morrissey, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Dan Greenbaum said: “We are seeing increasing air pollution problems worldwide, and this new report and website details why that air pollution is a major contributor to early death. The trends we report show that we have seen progress in some parts of the world - but serious challenges remain.”.
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Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz

There was a lot of opposition. It's not easy to convince people to use public transport if driving a car is still quite an entrenched habit. Everybody wants to live in a healthy environment. In my case it's also about my daughter and grandchildren - they are an additional motivation. Modernising old trams, SKM (rapid city trains) would certainly have been impossible without EU funds. The difficulties were in changing some attitudes such as that a car is cool or that smog is not really all that harmful. Even the health minister was surprised that we should be fighting smog.feedback

Jenny Leong

Newtown is an electorate that is made up of some of the most wonderfully progressive people in the country, who want to see a real shift towards genuine protection of our planet and our environment from pollution.feedback

James Pew

There's no way it could ever make that showing when it comes to power plants. It's really hard to understand why the administration would want to do this.feedback

Ann Weeks

The Trump Administration and EPA Administrator Pruitt are again playing fast and loose with Americans' health. Seeking to delay the oral argument scheduled for May 18th serves no public purpose whatsoever.feedback

Graham McCahan

Virtually every power plant in America is already in compliance with the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards. Weakening them would be a serious threat to the safety of our food, air and water.feedback

Frank Gilliland

People may want to plan their outdoor activities to avoid areas within 100 meters of major roads and freeways and-or other highly polluted areas.feedback

Martin Barstow

One of the biggest problems in the UK is that air pollution is getting worse. You can monitor it from space over large areas and get a really detailed picture of what is going on across the whole city. Monitoring the earth from space also allows you to look at populations, to look at the environments and how they affect people's health. For example, we know that when people live near trees it is good for their spiritual health.feedback

Dieter Helm

Everyone is repeatedly surprised at how fast electric cars are coming forward, but the political pressure to adopt this technology is increasing all the time. And it's not due to concerns over climate change – it's city air pollution. Suppose you're sitting in Saudi Arabia: until now you've been reasonably confident in assuming that if you don't pump the oil today it will be worth more tomorrow. But if you believe in my view that oil will be worth even less tomorrow, then what do you do? You pump even more now which will take the price down even further.feedback

Anna Jones - Greenpeace

A really progressive scrappage scheme will help kick start the shift to electric vehicles, as well encourage a shift to car sharing and public transport. Even the newest diesel cars are heavily polluting, and the majority aren't meeting pollution standards. So they shouldn't be promoted by government as a clean option in any scrappage scheme. To sort out this health crisis, we need to remove all diesel from our roads and transition to full electric.feedback

Neil Parish

If the government earmarked £500m for this scheme, it would take nearly 10% of the 5 million dirtiest diesels off our roads. Limiting the scheme to these hotspots could potentially take as many as half of these dirtiest diesels out of these pollution hotspots.feedback

John Higginson

The organisation has a single aim. A plastic free aisle in supermarkets. It's about choice. With concern growing over pollution and health, people are demanding a reduction the amount of single-use plastic - and the choice to buy food not wrapped in plastic. It's not saying that all plastic is bad, sometimes it's very useful. But there is a lot of needless waste. The idea behind the campaign is that people are making a confession, and then vowing to make a change.feedback

Lan Marie Nguyen Berg

It's a long time ago now. Since 2012 we've been talking about how bad (diesel) is for people's health, and people are adjusting to the science. In the past year we've seen quite a big change in attitudes. People are well aware of the health implications now. They don't think children and elderly people should have to stay in their homes to avoid pollution.feedback

Sean Hoobin

We need greater investment in catchment repair so that the next cyclone or flood does less harm to the reef.feedback

Peter A. Nadosy

When we first started talking about this nine months ago, I was very wary. I'm on 10 different boards and investment committees. It's deeply ingrained that your goal is to maximize returns, because that's how performance is measured. I'm on two boards where clean technology and pollution are big issues. We invested in some ventures going back five or six years. They've been money-losers, by and large. They were good people and good ideas, but they haven't worked out.feedback

Julie Morrissey

They'd looked at the effect [of air pollution] on the immune system, like human cells, but never on the actual bacteria themselves. We thought, well, this is really relevant.feedback

Liz Bowman

We are thankful to the court for granting our motion to postpone oral argument. In light of President Trump's pro-growth agenda, EPA continues to carefully review the broad implications of the 2015 ozone standard and ensure that we are supporting American jobs and protecting human health and the environment.feedback

Seth Johnson

We will continue to fight to protect public health under the Clean Air Act and for the continued implementation of the more protective 2015 smog standards. The EPA has no justification to weaken anything about these key pollution reduction measures, and we'll fight against that. We look forward to having our day in court in the future to fight for stronger protections.feedback

Brett Cosgrove

The chemicals used to dye fabric are a major source of water pollution. We developed a collection of organic cotton sweaters that were dyed using Quebracho Rojo (a pink natural dye made from tree bark) and natural indigo.feedback

Seth Johnson

Smog is dangerous to kids, seniors and asthmatics. The Trump administration is taking the first step toward tearing down a crucial protection against dirty air.feedback

Edmund King

Government and local authorities need to deal with air quality issues in a sensitive and scientific manner rather than just demonising all diesels. We are encouraging Government to introduce a targeted scrappage scheme in urban areas to encourage the faster replacement of older buses, trucks, taxis and other gross polluting vehicles.feedback

John Walke

President Trump is aiding baseless litigation mounted by Scott Pruitt before he was put in charge of EPA over the consensus of doctors and scientists.feedback

Tamzen Isacsson

Industry has invested billions into reducing emissions and has drastically reduced or banished pollutants such as particulates, sulphur and carbon monoxide, while the [latest] diesels are delivering vastly lower NO2 emissions.feedback

Tamzen Isacsson

It is well known that the existing emissions test is outdated, and industry welcomes a new, more robust regime coming this September. This will see cars tested on the road for the first time, meaning that the UK will be part of the toughest emissions standards in the world.feedback

Anna Heslop

With the government's new air quality plans due before 24 April, she has the chance to prove that she can do this. Successive governments have got it wrong over diesel and the current government has had seven years to put it right and has done nothing to address the problem.feedback

Frank Kelly

The car industry knew that, and they still know that. The car industry really has got a major role in this debacle.feedback

Steve Gooding

The real-world emissions performance of many vehicles has turned out to be a far cry from the hoped-for improvements the standards were intended to deliver. Going forward we need a testing regime we can all trust and cars that meet or preferably exceed the required standard.feedback

Greg Archer

We were told by the vehicle manufacturers the [diesel emissions] limits would be met and there was no problem. What of course actually happened was those limits were not met on the road, as the car manufacturers started to turn down the after-treatment systems and cheat the tests. The car industry continues to be as obstructive as they have always been. Nothing has changed. When I talk to people on the boards of the companies, many now see there is a huge change underway, to electric, connected, digital cars and that that transformation is coming very fast.feedback

Frank Kelly

We have now reached a point where we have reached a high level of NO2 and we have now got health evidence against NO2 – it's perfect storm.feedback

Anna Heslop

Car manufacturers have consistently failed to hit air pollution limits for diesel cars – it is about time prime minister Theresa May put the interests of people's health above the interests of the car industry.feedback

Sam Hall

Most Conservatives do care about climate change and the natural environment. They support ambitious environmental policies, including closing Britain's remaining coal-fired power stations to introducing new low-emission zones in air pollution hotspots. There is a clear mandate from its own voters for the Conservative Government to adopt a more ambitious, conservative agenda on the environment.feedback

Eric T. Schneiderman

The law is clear: the EPA must limit carbon pollution from power plants.feedback

Erik D. Olson - Natural Resources Defense Council

If the state doesn't have a program, which is true in most states, and if the EPA doesn't have a program, how are you going to have compliance with the lead rules? Basically, this is the guts of the program that protects kids from lead poisoning from paint.feedback

Julia Valentine

Administrator EPA in a more effective, more focused, less costly way as we partner with states to fulfill the agency's core mission.feedback

Greg Archer

The polluter should be paying, not the consumer and not the taxpayer. But the UK is doing nothing. If the car industry was required to recall those vehicles and upgrade the after-treatment system that would make a sizeable difference to the air pollution problems in our cities.feedback

Frank Gilliland

The choices in terms of modes of energy production are important. They have consequences.feedback

Frank Gilliland

I think further research in this area is probably warranted to quantify the other risks associated with the trade off between air-polluting power generation and non-polluting power generation.feedback

Sadiq Khan

The air in London is lethal and I will not stand by and do nothing. Today I'm announcing bold proposals which are critically needed to safeguard Londoners from our air quality health crisis. Now I urge the government to step up and match my ambition to transform the appalling air we breathe. Ministers need to deliver a national vehicle scrappage fund, reform fiscal incentives like vehicle excise duty and pass a powerful new Clean Air Act to end the toxic smog in London once and for all.feedback

Sadiq Khan

The air in London is lethal and I will not stand by and do nothing. Now I urge the Government to step up and match my ambition to transform the appalling air we breathe. Ministers need to deliver a national vehicle scrappage fund, reform fiscal incentives like vehicle excise duty and pass a powerful new Clean Air Act to Act end the toxic smog in London once and for all.feedback

Anna Jones - Greenpeace

Most people don't realise that all across the country toddlers are being exposed to invisible air pollution caused by diesel vehicles. We were told diesel vehicles were the cleaner choice but car makers lied about the toxic pollution they emit. The only way to make our communities safer is to tackle air pollution head on. To fix this problem we need wholesale transformation on our roads away from diesel towards hybrid and electric vehicles. Both the government and the car companies need to work urgently to fix this.feedback

Chris Griffiths

The research on exposure to traffic fumes and children's lung growth is pretty consistent. It shows that such exposure reduces lung growth, produces long term ill health and can cause premature death. We should be outraged that we are exposing our developing children to these obvious problems. Why should we tolerate this? It is a relatively simple thing to try and solve. It is a choice we have to make. Rather than telling people to take their inhaler, stay indoors and reduce exercise when there are high pollution levels, attitudes need to change and we need to make the polluter pay.feedback

Marg Randles - Busy Bees Childcare

Air quality is a concern for many communities in the UK. Undoubtedly the levels of pollution across many parts of the country have reached unacceptable levels and we understand that everyone is affected by high levels of nitrogen dioxide. Reducing the levels of pollution especially around homes, schools, hospitals and nurseries where levels are high is hugely important.feedback

Sandra Nelson

It's never been brought to my attention. If the level here is higher than what it should be I think it needs to be addressed by the local authority and the government.feedback

James Burn

The West Midlands is facing an air pollution crisis – the shocking truth is that 3,000 people a year here die prematurely from breathing our dirty air. For us to tackle this problem we need a huge investment from government to enable us to build a world-class public transport system that gets people from A to B without contributing to air pollution and congestion. Until that happens, we'll continue to see cars choking up our roads and our most vulnerable citizens choking on filthy air.feedback

Anne Shaw

We are not anti-car, the car is still here, but there are 200,000 journeys of under a mile in this city each day – it is about removing some of those trips.feedback

Sadiq Khan

The air in London is lethal. We think that half of air pollution comes from vehicles. My plans will lead to a 50% reduction in NOx in 2020.feedback

Chris Wallace

You're talking about regulatory overreach. But the question is, there are 166 million people living in unclean air, and you're going to remove some of the pollution restrictions, which would make the air even worse.feedback

Muzhe Yang

We have this very unique situation where the source is uniquely identified. Most studies focus on low-wage areas, and we looked at a wealthy region. We are filling a very important gap. This is just the beginning step, an impact on early life through birth outcomes. The problem is, who should have the authority to solve cross-border pollution problems. We are not providing any solutions, but we want to raise this question that deserves more attention.feedback

Michael Gannon

We need to be cleverer and smarter about carbon abatement and the necessary changes in society to reduce the impacts of climate change. The necessary changes in changing our energy mix and reducing pollution will have victims and we just need to think about that. We just need a secure energy supply, and that does not for one minute diminish very clear AMA policy which is there. Every member that telephoned or emailed the AMA was responded to and they were pointed in the direction of our policy which talks about all of this – the need to reduce the carbon footprint of our society.feedback

Frederic Speidel - IG Metall

China is developing whole cities to develop only batteries. The battery will be 40% of the whole value of the car in the future world. Air pollution is dangerous. Dieselgate was the industry's Chernobyl and it has to do something. The classic internal combustion engine will sooner or later disappear.feedback

Wolfgang Forderer

This is the beating heart of the world car industry. The reality is it is very hard to do anything against the car lobby. They are well organised. We are 100% over the pollution limits but persuading people not to use their cars is hard.feedback

Christian Hochfeld - Agora

The plan by the Chinese to clean up pollution in their cities by introducing more and more electric cars will drive the global market. They are starting to build cars around batteries and are getting better and better. In a few years, Chinese cities will have quotas for electric cars, progressively closing down the market for petrol or diesels.feedback

Mohammad Javaid

We wanted to find something better than furnace oil, or burning wood, something that caused less pollution.feedback

Edward Wong

Even those colleagues who go to great lengths to protect the lungs of their children find it can be difficult to keep the effects of the smog at bay.feedback

Kim Shin-do

The government is sitting idly by while passing the buck to China. Only after we handle our own air pollution problems can we grasp the extent of air pollution or fine dust [coming from] the deserts in China and Mongolia.feedback

Steven J. Davis

Some other country would step up and say hey, we're willing to let our people die to have that business. We need to move our lifestyles away from cheap and wasteful.feedback

Dabo Guan

For greenhouse gas emissions we have a global agreement. People can argue about whether its been effective or not – but at least we have a global framework. People have thought air pollution was a local issue.feedback

Brendan Ahern

In general, Tesla's done very well in China. There's a lot of effort in electric cars in China to help address the pollution issue.feedback

Bill de Blasio

We are choosing to meet this challenge head-on, investing to make our neighborhoods more resilient and doing our part to reduce the pollution that drives climate change. Faced with presidential orders that reject sound science and common sense, I am proud to join mayors across the country in offering bold solutions capable of leaving our children a healthy planet.feedback

Fiona Armstrong

People in the Latrobe Valley have suffered a burden of ill health from the pollution caused by the burning of coal over a long period, given it is linked to cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological diseases, as well as lung cancers. For children with asthma, the elderly, and people with respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses, this announcement is good news. We've seen examples where hospitals had supply interrupted from extreme weather events. Brown coal fuels climate change which causes these events to occur more frequently and more severely.feedback

John Podesta

This threat alone is no reason to give up hope that we can still avert the most severe impacts of climate change. If the US cedes its leadership in the global movement to curb greenhouse gas pollution, other major powers, most notably China, are primed to dominate the coming clean energy economy.feedback

Tomás Carbonell

Large majorities of Americans in red and blue states alike support strong action to reduce carbon pollution from the nation's power plants, and the clean power plan is supported by a broad and diverse coalition of states, municipalities, power companies, leading businesses, consumer advocates, faith organizations and many others.feedback

Tomás Carbonell

These supporters will turn out in force to oppose the administration's outrageous attack on the United States' only nationwide limits on carbon pollution from power plants – safeguards that are essential to protecting our public health, securing a clean energy economy and yielding a safer climate for our children.feedback

Liao Hong

Everyone used to think that controlling smog hinged on reducing regional pollution. Now it's clear that it will require a global effort.feedback

Marc Lanteigne

In light of growing local protests against poor air quality, linking this issue with climate conditions outside of China underscores the fact that the pollution problem has international sources in addition to local.feedback

Yuhang Wang

In the long run, emission reductions of both pollutants and greenhouse gases are needed to mitigate the winter haze problem.feedback

Dong Liansai

It won't change the overall conclusion that air pollutant emission is the direct and interior cause for this air pollution problem. Much more action is required.feedback

Jean-Claude Juncker - European Commission

As we mark the 60th anniversary of that fateful date, we are also marking the birth of the European project anew. It's around that but that's not the main story. We have to calculate scientifically what the British commitments were and then the bill has to be paid. Pollution, terrorism and organised crime, to give just three examples, do not stop at national borders. So without collective policymaking there can be no effective policy on those matters.feedback

Tony Avella

I understand the logic. But that doesn't mean that anytime you think you have a good idea, you have the right to roll over everybody and do it. This is a democracy, not a dictatorship.feedback

Tim O'Connor

If the federal government won't protect the people and the environment from oil and gas pollution, it has to be up to the states.feedback

Mark Wakeham - Victoria

The lack of coherent national policy on energy and climate change is now damaging business confidence and investment across the economy. First Mr Abbott scrapped Australia's carbon laws which made polluters pay for their pollution. Then he replaced these effective laws with a policy which used taxpayers' money to pay polluters to stop polluting. Now he wants to use taxpayers' money to encourage one of the world's dirtiest power stations to keep polluting.feedback

John Hayes

This government is committed to improving air quality and reducing pollution in towns and cities, which is essential for people's health and the environment. This is also great news for the economy as we invest in cutting edge technology and the next generation of transport and engineering professionals by creating thousands of new high skilled jobs.feedback

Florian Bohnert

The government [in Singapore] has been very supportive of moving around in more environmentally friendly ways. We hope to work closely with agencies to put in place a framework for smart bikes to be able to operate safely and securely. It's really about trying to provide a solution for cities that have pollution and traffic congestion.feedback

Bob Brown

Adani's coalmine will be the most dangerous in our history, ramping up global carbon pollution precisely when emissions need to be drastically cut.feedback

Sarah Wollaston

Poor air quality is affecting on the health of millions of people across the U.K. because of the impact of invisible particulates and other pollutants. Our joint inquiry will include an examination of the scale of the harm caused and the action necessary to tackle it.feedback

Louise Ellman

The UK economy depends on an efficient and flexible transport system but emissions from vehicles are a significant problem and the standards that Governments have relied on have not delivered the expected reductions. We will be asking what more can be done to increase the use of cleaner vehicles as well as to encourage the use of sustainable modes of transport.feedback

Mary Creagh

Ministers will face unprecedented scrutiny in Parliament to ensure they finally step up to the mark to ensure adults, and children in particular, do not have their health damaged by filthy air. Four committees coming together for a joint highlights the degree of MPs' concern at the Government's slow pace in cleaning up Britain's air. It's time for action on a far bigger scale.feedback

Neil Parish

The solutions to cleaning up our air are not the responsibility of just one minister. That's why we have taken the unprecedented task of convening four select committees so we can scrutinise the Government's efforts from every angle and look for holistic solutions that are good for health, transport and the environment.feedback

Aishwarya Madineni

The moment the air quality goes moderate, they're willing to go back to normal – it's basically work as usual. I think the mind-set of both the government and the public is extremely episodic. They wake up when there's a crisis, and they switch off after that. They're not even following even 10 percent of what that action plan is asking them to do. To me, it's clearly an implementation challenge that is being addressed haphazardly.feedback

Gina McCarthy - United States Environmental Protection Agency

This budget is literally and figuratively a scorched-earth budget. It really represents an all out assault on clean air, water, and land. You just can't put America first when you put the health of its people and its country last, and that's what this budget really represents.feedback

Gina McCarthy - United States Environmental Protection Agency

Literally and figuratively, this is a scorched earth budget that represents an all out assault on clean air, water, and land. You can't put 'America First' when you put the health of its people and its country last.feedback

Justus Notholt

You can say that every molecule has its finger print in the spectrum. There are million of lines, so there is an enormous amount of information in it and these lines in this case now can be attributed to CO2. So, it's the CO2 in the atmosphere, which is absorbing solar sunlight.feedback

Maria Dolores Andrés Hernandéz

We have two intensive air born measurement campaigns where we get a kind of snapshot of the chemistry of these outflows and in the analysis we combine this with satellite data to understand how the chemical evolution of the outflows from mega-cities.feedback

Justus Notholt

Mankind has a large influence on the climate and the problem is everything that we are doing now has very long time scales, we have to make now decisions so that we can see results in 50 years or maybe even later.feedback

Folkard Wittrock

The truck provides a unique set of different instruments. On one hand we have instruments which are just sucking in the air around us, which means that we are able to analyse the air for pollutants. On the other hand we have remote sensing instruments using more of less the same type of analysis as the space born instruments, to having a broad idea of pollutants around us.feedback

Robert Lightfoot - Nasa

Overall science funding is stable, although some missions in development will not go forward and others will see increases. We remain committed to studying our home planet and the universe, but are reshaping our focus within the resources available to us – a budget not far from where we have been in recent years, and which enables our wide ranging science work on many fronts. This budget also keeps aeronautics on stable footing allowing us to continue our forward movement in many areas, including the New Aviation Horizons initiative.feedback

Robert Lightfoot - Nasa

We remain committed to the next human missions to deep space, but we will not pursue the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) with this budget. This doesn't mean, however, that the hard work of the teams already working on ARM will be lost. We will continue the solar electric propulsion efforts benefitting from those developments for future in space transportation initiatives. I have had personal involvement with this team and their progress for the past few years, and am I extremely proud of their efforts to advance this mission.feedback

Cynthia Giles

[More cuts] won't just drastically reduce EPA enforcement, it will bring it to a halt. Not only will the staff be a shadow of its former self, the inspectors, lawyers and criminal agents who would be left would be unable to do their jobs, because these cuts would zero out the already small amount of funds used to do inspections, monitor pollution and file cases.feedback

John Garder

The administration's proposed budget is a non-starter for our national parks, our environment, and our cultural heritage, and should be dead on arrival in Congress. Agencies like the National Park Service and EPA cannot take care of our treasured landscapes and historical landmarks with further cuts to what are already shoestring budgets.feedback

Margie Alt - Environment America

Slashing EPA's overall budget by more than a third means the agency cannot adequately enforce our clean air and clean water safeguards. It is basically a 'get-out-of-jail-free card' for polluters. In addition, Trump's proposed budget underfunds environmental issues that matter to millions of Americans – like climate action, clean energy and our national parks.feedback

Yuhang Wang

When you look at haze reduction, it is not just about reducing emissions of air pollutants, it is also about reducing emissions of greenhouses gases from China and all the other countries in the world, so we can possibly slow down the rapidly changing Arctic climate.feedback

Yuhang Wang

The very rapid change in polar warming is really having a large impact on China. Emissions in China have been decreasing over the last four years, but the severe winter haze is not getting better. Mostly that's because of a very rapid change in the high polar regions where sea ice is decreasing and snowfall is increasing. This perturbation keeps cold air from getting into the eastern parts of China, where it would flush out the air pollution. And the winter of 2016-17 was nearly as bad.feedback

Michael Saul

Backing away from these modest rules is doubly dangerous given the administration's reckless plans to ramp up fracking and drilling on public lands across America. Federal rules are critical because state rules in places like Oklahoma have been appallingly slow to confront air pollution, man-made earthquakes and other serious harms caused by oil companies.feedback

Jennifer Francis

Not all the impacts of a melting Arctic are bad – such as taking the edge off of winter cold snaps – but most of the effects will have a negative impact on the billions of people living in temperate regions.feedback

Michael Brune - Sierra Club

We need to put clean car standards in the fast lane to keep our air clean and our climate safe. Donald Trump and the automakers are endangering the health of our children and families by abolishing lifesaving vehicle emissions protections that cut down on dangerous smog pollution and asthma attacks.feedback

Kristin Igusky - World Resources Institute

There's no doubt that the current standards are reasonable and achievable. In fact, the industry as a whole has surpassed the vehicle standards in each of the last four years, while creating jobs and selling more vehicles than ever.feedback

Manuela Carmen

This is plan A for air quality in Madrid. It's plan A because there can't be any plan B.feedback

Florence Williams

More people than ever live in urban environments, where dirty air, noise and stress must be tackled. I recently spent some time walking around Washington DC, where I live, with an aethalometer sticking out of my shirt collar. I carried the device, which measures air pollution, around with me like a pet monkey as I walked in a city park, drove on the city’s circular beltway and picked up my kids from school. It was sadly eye-opening because it confirmed what I have long suspected: my city is a polluted place.feedback

Prashant Kumar

Young children are far more susceptible to pollution than adults, due to their immature and developing systems and lower body weight. These findings provide an insight for families who walk to and from nursery and primary schools with young children. Essentially, children could be at risk of breathing in some nasty and harmful chemical species.feedback

Prashant Kumar

One of the simplest ways to combat this is to use a barrier between the in-pram children and the exhaust emissions, especially at pollution hotspots such as traffic intersections, so parents should use pram covers if at all possible.feedback

Mandy Lee

In 2012, two years after my husband and I, along with our two dogs, had relocated from New York to Beijing, the extremely authoritarian political environment and world-famous pollution had driven this self-proclaimed New Yorker into an emotional exile. I started an angry food blog out of sheer desperation and misery. Just when I thought I was balancing [].feedback

Janet Sanz

The people of Barcelona have told us clearly in surveys that they want to fight against air pollution because it is a health problem of the first order.feedback

Maria Neira

Investing in the removal of environmental risks to health will result in massive health benefits.feedback

Margaret Chan - World Health Organization

A polluted environment is a deadly one – particularly for young children. Their developing organs and immune systems – and smaller bodies and airways – make them especially vulnerable to dirty air and water.feedback

Li Keqiang

Officials who do a poor job in enforcing the law, knowingly allow environmental violations, or respond inadequately to worsening air quality will be held accountable. At present, overall, systemic risks are under control. But we must be fully alert to the build-up of risks.feedback

Li Keqiang

We will work faster to address pollution caused by coal burning.feedback

Ken Kimmell - Union of Concerned Scientists

These vehicle efficiency and emissions rules have helped us cut oil use, reduce pollution, save money at the pump and reduce the risk of climate change.feedback

Wei Song

The government should increase the penalties in order to bankrupt the people and the companies responsible. Otherwise, if the punishment is just a little scratch, they will carry on polluting.feedback

Li Keqiang

The projected target for this year's growth is realistic. An important reason to stress the need for stable growth is to ensure employment and improve people's lives. All key sources of industrial pollution will be placed under round-the-clock online monitoring. Economic globalisation is in the fundamental interests of all countries. China will not shift in its commitment to promoting global economic co-operation.feedback

Rhea Suh

EPA's clean car standards are driving unprecedented reductions in carbon pollution and saving drivers money at the pump. Strong standards have been a critical factor in the auto industry's recovery from financial distress, so it makes no sense to reverse this progress.feedback

Luke Metzger

We think they need to be held accountable for thousands of releases of dangerous pollution into the community.feedback

Paul Monks

This research has significant potential to initiate a global research effort to understand a hitherto unknown effect of air pollution and provide significant additional impetus to the control of pollution.feedback

Neil Beveridge

If you look at the pollution in China, it's clearly a massive problem so it's not a surprise they want to do this. The big question is: how are they going to achieve it?feedback

Paul Biedrzycki

Good emissions numbers translate to sales these days. If one does it, they all have to at least seriously consider it.feedback

Steven Barrett

It ends up being about a one percent extra risk of dying early in a given year, per microgram per meter cubed of fine particles you're exposed to. Typically that means that someone who dies early from air pollution ends up dying about a decade early. It seems unlikely that Volkswagen is the only company with issues with excess emissions.feedback

Ken Cook

The Trump administration has decided fence-line communities across the country, whose residents already bear an outsized burden from pollution, are on their own to take on big polluters. Most pollution-spewing operations are within eyeshot of the backyards and kitchen windows of African American and Hispanic families, as well as those of many largely white lower-income communities.feedback

Penny Woods

The chancellor must take bold action to reduce the number of diesel vehicles on UK roads. We also need a new Clean Air Act, with fair targets to work towards. Few things are as precious as our children’s health. That’s why the research commissioned by the mayor of London on the amount of schools in areas with illegal levels of toxic air is so troubling. The findings expose the severe problems with air pollution in London.feedback

Jing Kang

Pollution is a very critical issue for human health, but we cannot change the environment right away. At least we know the particles can harbour in that type of tissue.feedback

Jing Kang

These pathological changes are very important because they are the fundamental mechanisms for the common chronic diseases we have today. I can anticipate the same things [that happen in mice] would happen in humans, because many other inflammatory diseases in humans can be treated with OFAs. We feel very confident OFAs can do something very good. I would definitely recommend taking OFAs to counter air pollution problems. OFAs are well known to have many other healthy benefits and the key thing is they are not like a drug, but a nutrient with so many benefits.feedback

Paul Monks

The lead investigators have brought together their expertise in genetics, microbiology and air pollution chemistry to provide truly multidisciplinary, ground-breaking insights.feedback

Julie Morrissey

This work increases our understanding of how air pollution affects human health. It shows that the bacteria which cause respiratory infections are affected by air pollution, possibly increasing the risk of infection and the effectiveness of antibiotic treatment of these illnesses. Our research could initiate an entirely new understanding of how air pollution affects human health. It will lead to enhancement of research to understand how air pollution leads to severe respiratory problems and perturbs the environmental cycles essential for life.feedback

Ulrich Vogt

We do not have good ventilation and hence no way of diluting the air pollutants.feedback

Thomas Bareiss

I think it would be fatal. Even the discussion about driving bans will lead to the destruction of [Stuttgart]. There are more intelligent ways to tackle the fine dust problem.feedback

Julia Pieper

In the eventuality that the 2017 limit values are not met, traffic restrictions on individual days are planned for the year 2018. In doing so, the affected area is kept as small as possible.feedback

Ulrich Vogt

Combustion residues, mainly from diesel engines, as well as the abrasion of brakes and tyres, are the main reasons for these high PM10 values. Another reason we have such a high concentration [of air pollution] is that everything is very, very densely populated. Stuttgart west has the highest population density in Europe. There are no broad avenues here, only narrow street canyons. Every microgram per cubic metre of PM10 is unhealthy. So there is no threshold value or lower limit [of acceptability].feedback

Susanne Jallow

The politicians are satisfied with Feinstaubalarm without considering any other action. Why can't we have a ban on vehicular traffic on pollution days, like Paris and Madrid?feedback

Ulrich Reuter

I hope it will be possible to bring down the pollution levels. But I'm afraid it's not possible without restrictions.feedback

Peter Erben

You can only imagine what the lungs of people who live inside those houses look like.feedback

Jan Lutz

I wanted to build cost-effective sensors, given the less than reliable government data and coverage regarding air pollution. But I think in five years Stuttgart will be like Detroit or something, because there is simply no innovation. The automobile industry continues to produce more cars, which is basically two tonnes of steel transporting a 70kg human. It's an overkill, and not sustainable in the long run.feedback

Ulrich Reuter

We are now experiencing a phenomenon called temperature inversion. It acts like a lid, trapping cold air in the ground without allowing for exchange.feedback

Peter Erben

We wanted to highlight the bureaucratic apathy of the city administration. There is a pressing need for more proactive measures to combat air pollution. The existing ones are inadequate.feedback

Khem Bahadur Karki

It is a very serious problem, which poses a threat to people's health. Around 30 percent of respiratory illnesses are contributed by outdoor air pollution.feedback

Yu Wensheng

If the government is not restricted by law, then what else can restrict it?feedback

Wang Canfa

In this circumstance, the governments are not the ones that inflict harm, rather it is the companies that discharge emissions, and individuals who drive cars, who are the polluters.feedback

Cheng Hai

Some people might think that air pollution is inevitable with economic development, but they are wrong. We have laws to protect air quality, and major pollution can be avoided if they are fully enforced.feedback

Jacques Aschenbroich - Valeo

In Europe and in China we will go to electrification. We don't know yet at what speed. The U.S. is not a single market. If you take a look at California or the Eastern states of the U.S. they are very much focused on reducing CO2 emissions and have special regulations. So we might see two different markets. Some of them being very much orientated towards the antipollution or the reduction of pollution and maybe the rest being much more open to traditional engines.feedback

Sharon Mahony

When you have the airlines, the air traffic controllers, and the airport operators together, and with other stakeholders that they can bring in, in a non-competitive environment – that's very important. You reach a consensus, and you're looking for collaborative solutions.feedback

Inger Andersen

Our daily activities, such as washing clothes and driving, significantly contribute to the pollution choking our oceans, with potentially disastrous effects on the rich diversity of life within them, and on human health.feedback

Joao de Sousa - International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

The findings of this report have important implications for the global strategy to tackle ocean plastic pollution, which currently focuses on reducing plastic waste. They show that solutions must include product and infrastructure design as well as consumer behavior. Synthetic clothes could be designed to shed fewer fibers, for example, and consumers can act by choosing natural fabrics over synthetic ones.feedback

Sophie Power

Recent studies show that even if we managed to reduce diesel from over 50 percent, what it is now in London, to just 10 percent there will still be hotspots in London that are over the WHO guidelines for nitrogen dioxide. It's a long time coming, we've trailed the technology for many years and it's not getting so much better. This technology can be a really good tool in reducing key exposure in hotspots, for example, by the roadsides, in schools, hospitals and across the transport network where people are just absorbing too many pollutants in their day.feedback

Romain Lacombe

If you think of Wikipedia for instance, a crowd-built encyclopedia, we're trying to do exactly the same thing for the air we breathe. By crowd-sourcing the level of pollution across town, we'll be able to build a map of the areas where you can go in real time to escape pollution and hopefully that's going to be useful not only for people who live in cities and who want to know how they can reduce their own exposure, improve their health and well-being, but also for policy makers, for mayors, for cities.feedback

Krzysztof Tchorzewski

Let's not give in to demagogy, pollution is sometimes higher due to climate issues, but this is definitely not the reason why someone will live shorter.feedback

Madeleine Berg

We are delighted that so many nurdle hunters braved the winter weather this weekend. The information we've gathered will be vital to show the UK government that pellets are found on beaches all around the UK, and, importantly, that so many people care about the issue. Simple precautionary measures can help prevent spillages and ensure nurdles don't end up in our environment. We are asking the UK government to ensure best practice is in place along the full plastic supply chain, and any further nurdle pollution is stopped.feedback

Charles Adolor

If I am having my bath, the colour of the water, the stains on the sink are always black. Before we can use already-washed plates we have to rewash them again.feedback

Dan Greenbaum

We are seeing increasing air pollution problems worldwide, and this new report and website details why that air pollution is a major contributor to early death. The trends we report show that we have seen progress in some parts of the world - but serious challenges remain.feedback

Liam Bates

Basically [China] says it's illegal to publish data from non-official sources. As far as I know there's nothing about collecting data, or processing data and using it for research.feedback

Dan Greenbaum

(India) has got a longer way to go, and they still appear to have some ministers who say there is not a strong connection between air pollution and mortality in spite of quite a lot of evidence.feedback

Karmenu Vella

Patchy and uneven implementation of environmental rules helps no one. Improving how environmental laws are applied benefits citizens, public administrations and the economy.feedback

Henrik Poulsen - DONG Energy

When you look at climate change and air pollution from fossil fuel production, it is no longer some abstract discussion about a future threat to the planet, it is quite real. This is something which is changing the lives of millions of people around the planet already today.feedback

Jargaltulga Erdenebat

The government cannot prohibit the start of any citizen-run campaign. The cabinet has decided to spend voluntary donations on health, education and reducing smog as well as public infrastructure.feedback

Wang Yankui

The difficulty we face now is how to influence more companies to actively make improvements for the sake of environmental protection. Some companies have this intention, but they don't know how to do it.feedback

Zhou Gesun

I think (Beijing's) current policies are to treat the symptoms but not the cause. The big factors are the areas surrounding Beijing, for instance, heavy industrial factories in Hebei. I think they should bring these factories under their control.feedback

Barack Obama

Our national interest would be served only if this project does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution. America is now a global leader when it comes to taking serious action to fight climate change. And frankly, approving this project would have undercut that global leadership.feedback

Charlotte Songeur - Airparif

Alternate circulation targets even and odd number plates without targeting their polluting capacity. So when we target most polluting vehicles, we have more chances to have a positive impact on pollution.feedback

Henriette Robine

I never cough but today I've had coughing fits, I have a runny nose, it's really not nice.feedback

Sadiq Khan

Today the shameful state of London's toxic air has meant that I am forced to trigger the first 'very high' air pollution alert under my new comprehensive alert system. This is the highest level of alert and everyone - from the most vulnerable to the physically fit - may need to take precautions to protect themselves from the filthy air. Safeguarding the health of Londoners from pollution is my number one priority - and we are implementing the boldest policies of any city in the world to get to grips with the awful problems we inherited.feedback

Zapata Garesche

The cities that are set to grow are those that are not prepared to grow - the medium and small-sized ones. The cities that got prepared to grow are not growing anymore as they are already big enough. That is where the whole challenge of urbanization is sitting today. You have cities like Mexico City that aren't even growing any more population-wise, because the city has turned into a nightmare for commuting, and there's a lot of pollution. It's good news for Mexico City, but bad news for the cities around.feedback

Jean-Louis Missika

Let's see how people will adopt them, how they will react in a vehicle without a driving wheel and no driver.feedback

Catherine Baratti-Elbaz

To respond to the pollution emergency in big urban zones it is urgent to innovate with new transportation systems that are more environmentally friendly.feedback

Michał Kaczerowski

The current government, in my opinion, are trying to kill the sector. We're trying to educate them and we want them to understand that renewable energy sources are the future and we should develop this area because it's good and cheap. We have a lot of problems with smog in Poland and wind farms could help with this.feedback

Dong Liansai

At the current rate of improvement, red alerts and 'airpocalypses' will remain a feature of many Chinese citizens' lives for sometime to come.feedback

Bernard Charles

Also in transportation, in aircraft even - highly sophisticated technology. I think they are really addressing the innovation of tomorrow in a more sustainable way. They are really serious about it. You look at the rules they are putting in place for the cities to reduce pollution.feedback

Johnson Bridgwater

He took one of Oklahoma's biggest pollution cases on record, the poisoning of eastern Oklahoma's water system, and took that out of the court and into a study mode. It's clear he's a very hands-off person when it comes to the environment.feedback

Pierre Chasserey

Who are we to ban drivers? It's not heroin or cocaine we bought, just a car, legal for the road. We spent money on it. So why ban someone who simply can't upgrade their car, on the pretext their vehicle is a bit more polluting?feedback

Udo Taddei

Euro standards have failed to successfully reduce real-world NOx emissions from diesel vehicles. Diesel vehicles emit on the road on average five or six times the legal limit.feedback

Ian Simm

Trump is very keen on bringing more economic growth back to the United States. More industrial activity is very good for companies that are solving environmental problems, (including) cleaning up the water supply from fracking water, air quality and pollution.feedback

Patrick Parenteau

Pollution doesn't respect state boundaries. States have limited ability to regulate pollution from outside the state, and almost every state is downstream or downwind from other pollution.feedback

Cai Qi

We will work hard to keep PM2.5 at an annual average of around 60 micrograms per cubic metre.feedback

Roberto Cola - Association of Southeast Asian Nations

It's a relief for steel producers globally, especially in ASEAN. But I think the big factor was the shutdown of many steel plants due to China's anti-pollution measures which had curbed volume for export.feedback

Peter Lye - Anglo American

On a few occasions (shippers) jumped into the market to fix prompt spot tonnage, at rates well above the market.feedback

Cynthia Giles

Failing to disclose software that affects emissions in a vehicle's engine is a serious violation of the law, which can result in harmful pollution in the air we breathe. We continue to investigate the nature and impact of these devices. All automakers must play by the same rules, and we will continue to hold companies accountable that gain an unfair and illegal competitive advantage.feedback

Chen Jining

China's continuing reliance on fossil fuels, especially in the north, made the fight against pollution difficult. They needed 20–40 years to solve it. I believe we will do it faster than they did. We shouldn't lose confidence because of a few days of heavy pollution.feedback

Mark Z. Jacobson - Navy

I believe that it is fantastic that a boat powered by hydrogen and electricity will travel the world. It is an important step forward and consistent with this proposed path to 100 percent clean, renewable energy worldwide for all purposes to solve energy security, job creation, air pollution, and climate problems.feedback

Song Lianchun

Extreme weather has a certain connection with global warming. In fact, our country's overall climate and weather conditions are not very conducive for the dispersal of fog and smog - that is based on science. Looking at the long-term global warming trends, meteorological conditions are becoming an increasingly important factor in the formation of fog and smog, and furthermore, fog and smog are not unique to China.feedback

Cai Qi

Through these measures, we plan to cut coal consumption by 30 percent year on year, to less than seven million tons.feedback

Christophe Najdovski

We have a lot of work left to do, as is obvious from the numerous days with peak pollution levels at the end of 2016.feedback

Anne Hidalgo

Climate is the number one priority. Less cars means less pollution. 2017 will be the year of the bicycle.feedback

Jiang Yuwei

Today I just want to work hard and have no intention of leaving Beijing. But in the future when I have children if there is no sign of environment improvement here, I will consider moving somewhere else.feedback

Maggie Li

There is nothing else I can do, I put a mask on my boy, but he was so frustrated because he could hardly breathe.feedback

Jiang Yuwei

Physically, if I don't wear a [face] mask when I go out I feel dizzy and have problems breathing. Even if I wear a mask, I still feel quite depressed. During smoggy days, my mood is ruined and that I don't want to go out or work.feedback

Xu Huiren

I think it is pathetic that we have to purify the air with our own lungs, or wait for the wind. The smog has been here since October and nothing is really improved till now. I feel like nobody is working for environmental protection.feedback

Usman Nasim - Centre for Science and Environment

We have this image that the European world has a very good air quality and so we have that image that only the Indian, only the Asian cities, only the Asian countries and also the African continent has this problem of air pollution. But the best thing is this report actually tells that the European world is also facing the similar problem.feedback

Zhan Yan

I feel so depressed. I have a child but I can only keep him at home and he can't even go out into the sunshine, this really worries me. It's grey everywhere. What about the future?feedback

Zhan Yan

I have a child, but I can only keep him at home and he can't even go out for sunshine, which really worries me. The smog has a big negative impact on people's emotions,'' said another Beijing resident, Gao Yan. We really hope we can live with a blue sky and be healthy.'.feedback

Rocio Lechuga

I think it could've been even stricter, because I think the level of Madrid's pollution has gone beyond normal. But I think as a start, it's a good idea.feedback

Mabel Maldonano

I think this is awful. Because we cannot enter. There is a lot of traffic. I don't like it. I really don't like the way they did it.feedback

Paz Valiente

Every day, the city pumps out a great deal of emissions in to the atmosphere, but it blows away...the current thermal pressure is impeding that ventilation.feedback

Lionel Guiseppin

This hike in pollution is partly due to the increased emissions caused by more heating being used to combat cooler temperatures. Also, other contributing sources of pollution are traffic and manufacturing. These factors combine to create an accumulation of pollution.feedback

Chen Jining

The core purpose [of the policy] is not to increase taxes, but is to improve the system, and encourage enterprises to reduce emissions – the more they emit the more they will pay, and the less they emit the less they will pay.feedback

Paul Bloxham

It does present a downside risk to commodity prices in the short run.feedback

Liam Bates

In one day of red alert you'll probably do a month's sales. But of course no one knows when the pollution will be really, really crazy, so it makes logistics a bit of a nightmare.feedback

Liam Bates

There's still this issue in China that when there are alerts or the air gets really, really bad then everyone freaks out, but the other 90 percent of the time only a small percentage of people care.feedback

Ben Cavender

Purchasing does happen in spikes around high pollution days. [Consumers] tend to make their actual purchases when they get the visual reminder of stepping outside and realizing they can't see.feedback

Bernhard Schwartlander - World Health Organization

Clearly the government is not trying to hide this away. Everybody is talking about the pollution, the Premier minister (Li Keqiang) has called for a war against pollution and there are very many investments going into making the air better. However, what we see today are the consequences of the sins of probably a whole generation – of development, fast development, which clearly did not have the environment at its centre.feedback

Jane Wang

My husband and I really wanted to go but our company didn't let us take off work so we had no choice but to wear a mask and go to work coughing.feedback

Lauri Myllyvirta - Greenpeace

China was making very impressive progress towards cleaner air in 2014 and 2015 after it issued a national air pollution action plan to reduce coal consumption …. But unfortunately over the past nine months, government economic policies shifted toward stimulating some of the heavy industry sectors that are responsible for the heavy pollution in Beijing.feedback

Warren Gilman

The transition both away from coal and to cleaner coal are both slow processes and also subject to briefer periods of interruption (such as now) which have been put in place to simulate the coal industry ... (as) the price of coal got to unacceptable levels both economically and politically in China.feedback

Warren Gilman

Such a vast number of people owe their livelihoods to coal and production of domestic coal (production) was falling too quickly for the government's taste, so they have reversed the policy in the short-term to quickly bring consumption back, so it's having a significant impact on air quality.feedback

Dong Liansai

The scale of the red alert measures show that the Chinese government is taking air pollution seriously. However, the ongoing 'airpocalpyse' is further evidence that China must implement far stricter limitations on coal consumption and accelerate the restructuring of the economy away from the heavily polluting sectors.feedback

Li Jingren

The smog has serious repercussions on the lungs and the respiratory system, and it also influences the health of future generations, so, under a red alert, it is safer to stay at home rather than go to school.feedback

Chen Xiaochong

When I went out yesterday I didn't wear a mask and my throat really hurt and I felt dizzy. It was hard to breathe through my nose. This pollution really is quite dangerous for people, so it's important to protect the environment.feedback

Yu Changhai

I think it is getting more and more serious every year. I'm a native who lived in Beijing since I was born. The air of Beijing was much better in old time. In the past 10 years, it has been deteriorating fast.feedback

Kristian Syberg

Wind and sea currents gather plastic debris in the so-called gyres, spun by currents and floating in the oceans and seas:http://www.unep.org/regionalseas/marinelitter/publications/docs/plastic_ocean_report.pdf. There are several hypothesis of where the remaining part of the plastic can be. It can be different, at different depths in the water column, some of it might have sunk to the ocean floor, some might have entered the food chain.feedback

Jeremias Petsein

We have healthy rainforest free of pollution; that's why we don't want oil companies to come in.feedback

Anne Hidalgo

Mayors have already stood up to say that the climate change is one of the greatest challenges we face. Today, we also stand up to say we no longer tolerate air pollution and the health problems and deaths it causes – particularly for our most vulnerable citizens. Big problems like air pollution require bold action, and we call on car and bus manufacturers to join us.feedback

Andrew Whitehead

So the full set of genetic tweaks is probably highly complex and difficult to discover.feedback

Andrew Whitehead

People think 'oh that's great, we have these species that are evolving their way out of our environmental mess-ups'. I think this is kind of a cautionary tale. Most of us don't carry those cards in our hands. That is going to be a problem for a lot of species, they are challenged to respond to these rapid environmental changes. It is going to be hard for many species we care about to keep up.feedback

Andrew Whitehead

It is kind of a tragic irony that those species that we intend to kill with chemicals, such as insects, and weeds and viruses, are the species that tend to adapt, and the species we don't intend to kill with chemicals, like fish, birds, amphibians, and mammals, are the ones that tend to suffer. The killifish is an exception to that because it has this insect-like genetic diversity.feedback

Andrew Whitehead

I have had a couple of people say 'gee this is great, if we know the mutations, maybe we can genetically engineer other species to have genetic tolerance,' and I think that is highly unlikely.feedback

Charla Lord - Monsanto Company

PCBs sold at the time were a lawful and useful product that was then incorporated by third parties into other useful products. If improper disposal or other improper uses created the necessity for clean-up costs, then these other third parties would bear responsibility for these costs.feedback

Marion Le Mouroux

It's worrying for our future. If we are generating this much pollution, what's going to become of us.feedback

Amelie Fritz

We've noticed that the measures haven't been followed that much. We've noticed only 5 to 10 percent less traffic.feedback

Sophie Vigourous

A nice day like this makes you want to go out for a walk and get some fresh air. You can't really feel it, the pollution.feedback

Herve Levife

We want these bans to automatically take effect when the pollution exceeds a certain level, not have to negotiate them with the government each time.feedback

Herve Levife

Cars are poisoning the air. We need to take preventive measures.feedback

Gary Cook - Greenpeace

More than ever, companies must show this sort of leadership on renewable energy. Now is not the time to be silent.feedback

Gary Cook - Greenpeace

It's significant that Google has done this. Hopefully, this will inspire more companies to act, too.feedback

Josh Frydenberg

How we do we meet our emissions reduction targets while at the same time keeping electricity affordable and the lights effectively on? That's our target.feedback

John C. Cruden - Justice Department

The pollution in this case was the result of more than just bad actors on one ship. It reflects very poorly on Princess's culture and management. This is a company that knew better and should have done better. Hopefully the outcome of this case has the potential not just to chart a new course for this company, but for other companies as well.feedback

Ravinder Singh

There was dense fog during the night which caused a lot of problems. It is natural and can lead to accidents on the road. By God's grace, my flight is on time right now.feedback

Roberto Fernández del Castillo

If we can get good data on air pollution itself, and we can combine that with data on things like exacerbation of asthma attacks. We can get a better understanding of how we can ameliorate the effects of air pollution, how we can motivate people to reduce pollution, and how we can reduce healthcare costs and improve outcomes.feedback

Paul Drayson - Drayson Technologies

We all share the same air: Whether we're young or old, rich or poor, we all breathe the same air. It's a great opportunity for connected devices… to form a network which gives hyper-local information on air pollution, allows people to see the air they're breathing with data in their hands, but also to contribute that data to a better understanding overall.feedback

Haidar El Ali

Leachate (liquid that drains from a landfill) is a poison and it flows into the groundwater ... all drilling works in Dakar are on hold because of this pollution. No questions of employment and no lack of resources can justify such a serious public health issue.feedback

Brooke Barton - Ceres

With climate change, business-as-usual management of the more than 300 million tons of manure produced annually by the U.S. livestock industry is no longer feasible.feedback

Kristel Verhoef

Broad mismanagement of local water resources can lead to devastating regulatory, reputational, and litigation risks, weakening a company's ability to operate profitably.feedback

Joe Forsthoffer

Environmental stewardship is part of our company values and a factor in our incentive programs.feedback

Zhao Yingmin

We still have a lot of work to do. First, I'd say the point of inspections is to discover problems, and indeed we discovered in some places water quality has gotten significantly worse.feedback

Greg Small

The public wants to act on climate change, but it wants to have a policy that cuts pollution and invests in clean energy solutions.feedback

Santosh Kumar

This is increasing their operational costs as they are being made to spend more to provide a healthy workplace to their employees.feedback

Jaidhar Gupta

Earlier, only expats, patients and government departments would buy these masks. Now everyone is buying.feedback

Vijay Shekhar Sharma - Paytm

It became very visibly clear that it is going to be tough in Delhi, especially with young kids. We were worried that it could create long-term (health) problems.feedback

Denes Honus

One handful of moss has the same leaf surface as a normal tree – a tree in your street, in your city. But on these leaves of the moss cultures, there are… little bacteria, and these bacteria can, once in contact… with carbon, or with particulated matter, they can convert this into their own biomass.feedback

Denes Honus

We're commercializing more than 10 years of academic research… (about) specific moss cultures which you can find in the woods, and they have the ability to literally eat up air pollution.feedback

Satyendra Jain

All measures are being taken. For the first time, Delhi's roads are being washed. Water is being sprinkled on the roads to prevent dust from rising. We are taking every possible measure to curb this pollution.feedback

Sunita Narain

There is lax action on the court's directives. There is little recognition of the urgency of toxic air pollution, particularly in the winter months.feedback

Kiran Shah

I could smell the pollution from inside the plane when I landed in Delhi.feedback