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Exposure to toxic parts of PM2.5 during pregnancy harmful for newborn health (DTE ,Pollution,Health ,GS paper 3 )

Inhaling sulphur, sulphate, copper, iron, nickel and zinc through PM2.5 can trigger maternal oxidative stress and affect the growth of the foetus Photo: Sayantoni Palchoudhuri A new study conducted in Europe has found that maternal exposure to particulate matter (PM) Read More …

Alternative livelihoods interfering in Sunderbans? (Environment and Biodiversity ,GS paper 3 ,GnY )

Are alternative livelihood sources, such as bee-keeping, interfering with the ongoing natural processes in the world’s largest continuous mangrove forests – the fragile Sunderbans? Scientists of the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) have recently discovered something unusual in the activity Read More …