Category Archives: Air Quality

Researchers claim long-term exposure to air pollution in China killed 30.8 million people between 2000 and 2016

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in China and one in the U.S. has found evidence that suggests as many as 30.8 million people suffered premature deaths in China over the years 2000 to 2016 due to breathing … Continue reading

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Doctors alarmed by surge in hospital visits as toxic smoke engulfs west coast

Northern California health system reports surge in cases as region endures weeks of dangerous air A month after hundreds of wildfires started spewing toxic smoke along the west coast, doctors are seeing the alarming health effects of air pollution. In … Continue reading

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California wildfire smoke drifts to East Coast, Europe

Smoke from the wildfires ravaging California has drifted across the U.S., reaching parts of the East Coast and Europe, officials said. “Satellite images this morning show smoke aloft moving over much of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic,” the National Weather Service’s … Continue reading

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CORONAVIRUS: A NEW VIRUS FROM CHINA  Viral infection is transmitted in two major ways: 1. By airborne transmission.  2. By coming into physical contact with viral material and self administering the virus by hand to mouth or nose actions. Key … Continue reading

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Cutting air pollution in Europe’s cities would improve health of poor, says watchdog

European Environment Agency calls for strong action to protect most vulnerable in society Cutting air pollution and improving green spaces in cities would immediately improve the health of the poorest people in society, a report from Europe’s environmental watchdog has … Continue reading

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Pollination: Air pollution renders flower odors unattractive to moths

A team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, and the University of Virginia, USA, has studied the impact of high ozone air pollution on the chemical communication between flowers and pollinators. They showed … Continue reading

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Asphalt found to be driving air pollution in urban areas on hot sunny days

Asphalt is used to surface more than 95% of all UK roads as well as footpaths, playgrounds, cycle ways and car parks On hot sunny days, the surface of footpaths, roads, and playgrounds becomes a significant source of air pollution, … Continue reading

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Gut Health Linked To Air Quality, Unprecedented Study Shows

Most studies into gut health focus on the diet, but could the air we breathe upset our stomachs too? That’s the conclusion of a news study out of the University of Colorado, Boulder. Researchers say poor air quality can have … Continue reading

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