Category Archives: Air Quality

Researchers examine the effect of cumulative exposure to air pollutants with lung cancer diagnosis

Researchers from Vancouver, British Columbia examine the effect of duration of past exposure to air pollution with lung cancer diagnosis. In 2013, the International Agency of Research on Cancer classified outdoor air pollution and particulate matter of 2.5 micrograms/meter3 (PM … Continue reading

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Air pollution increases risk of future disease in children

Many studies have shown that, in children, ambient air pollution can lead to allergic sensitization, respiratory problems, and ultra-structural and cellular changes to their lungs and airways. Due to their higher intake of contaminants and greater lung surface area relative … Continue reading

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Exposure to air pollutants released during wildfires has ill effects among children

New research linking air pollution data from federal monitors in the Sacramento area of California, including during significant fires, is showing ill effects of pollution exposure among children, a new University of California, Davis, study suggests. Blood samples show that … Continue reading

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How Air Pollution Can Lead To Certain Cancers

It might seem like the plot of a horror film or a true crime podcast, but in everyday air there is a mix of microscopic acids, metals, chemicals, and other eerie ingredients that sound like the ingredients of a deadly … Continue reading

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Air pollution likely to be causing dementia, say UK science advisers

Air pollution likely to be causing dementia, say UK science advisersWe know that air pollution is bad for our lungs and heart, but now advisers to the UK government say it can also be linked to dementia and cognitive decline … Continue reading

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Wood heating pollutes the air in mountain areas more than previously assumed

Around 30 million people in Europe live in mountain valleys. A large part of this population is more affected by air pollution than previously assumed. This is the conclusion of a Slovenian-German research team from measurements in the Northern Dinaric … Continue reading

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Air pollution gets worse during winter at airports

Air pollution kills approximately 7 million people every year worldwide. According to researchers from McGill University, airports are hotspots for airborne pollutants that are detrimental to human health and the Earth’s climate. Studying air pollution at three major Canadian airports … Continue reading

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