Children at the receiving end of climate change

“Co-author of the report Poornima Prabhakaran from the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) says the changing climate predisposes children to climate-sensitive infectious diseases such as Vibrio cholerae induced diarrhoea and mosquito-borne dengue and malaria.” To read the full article in Nature…

Air pollution: The time to act is now

“India cannot afford to have a laid-back, lackadaisical approach to the new public health emergency caused by its deteriorating air quality. The time to act is now.” writes Dr. Poornima Prabhakaran, Deputy Director, Centre for Environmental Health, Public Health Foundation of India…

Hamied Fellowship Program Forges Links to India

Under the Yusuf Hamied Fellowship Program, Dr. Aditi Roy- Research Scientist, Centre for Environmental Health, Public Health Foundation of India​, was in residence at Columbia Mailman to meet with faculty and students, and present research on environmental health. To read…

Enemy at the gates, it’s time to do battle

Prof. K. Srinath Reddy – President, Public Health Foundation of India writes about Air pollution and its heavy toll on India. He concludes this Firspost article with hope for the health of all Indians, that the will to curb air…

Urgent solutions needed to mitigate the impact of climate change on health

Dr. Poornima Prabhakaran, Head- Environmental Health & Deputy Director, Centre for Environmental Health, Public Health Foundation of India calls for an all-encompassing strategy that addresses health though the sustainable development agenda which can go a long way in setting the…

Delhi pollution bursts at the seams

Mr. J Koshy Writes on CPCB updated report and quoting here ‘severe’ levels of air pollution in Delhi-NCR. To read more about the article, please click here. Please here for PDF Version.

Why is it difficult to clean up the Ganga?

Mr Jacob Koshy writes about “Facing Difficulties to Clean up the Holy Ganga” Click here to read more about this article. For PDF Version, Please Click here

The lowdown on India’s air pollution crisis.

Mr. J Koshy writes on “Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata and many other Indian Cities, grapple with air pollution” Click here for more about this article. Please here here for PDF Version.

New ‘gas standards’ in the works to fight pollution

Mr. Jacob Koshy writes about “A unified testing methodology to ensure that all agencies that map air pollution use accurate instruments that’s Govt. is preparing for”. Click here to read more about Mr. Koshy’s article on “Unified Testing methodology to…

Winter may be warmer than 40-year normal

Mr. Jacob Koshy writes about “Increasing winter temperatures across the country” Click here to read more about Mr. Koshy’s Article on “winter temperatures that’s continuously increasing” Please click here for PDF Version

What is the lowdown on re-curving cyclones?

Mr. Jacob Koshy writes about “cyclones and its moves, Why does it matter”? Click here to read more about Mr. Koshy’s article “Cyclone and its spin clockwise moves”. Click here for PDF Version

Come July, label mandatory for food certified as ‘organic'

Mr. Jacob Koshy writes about “Companies producing organic food will be prosecuted if found not sticking to standards, according to FSSAI ″. Click here to read more about Koshy’s article about Organic food and Third party certification. Please click here…

Adverse Effects of Climate Change (Hindi)

Article published by S.P.Singh in Dainik Jagran talks about the threat of varied rainfall patterns, increasing temperature, looming threat of groundwater depletion and more.

Asbestos in India

Exposure to asbestos is a risk factor for developing disabling and deadly lung diseases years after the exposure. Inhaling asbestos fibers can lead to scarring of the lung tissue, which can result in the loss of lung function, disability and…

Air Pollution Facts

The quality of air has been under a lot of discussion since Diwali. Delhi was shrouded in a thick blanket of toxic smog with the air quality index crossing the 1,000 microgram mark for the first time in South Delhi.…