Category Archives: Air Quality

These 25 cities have the worst air quality in Italy

Dozens of Italian cities are in the air pollution danger zone. That’s according to environmental non-profit Legambiente, which released a special report this week detailing the scale of Italy’s pollution problems. By mid-October 25 Italian cities had already exceeded the European … Continue reading

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  Air pollution linked to nearly 400,000 premature deaths  Fine particulate matter pollution caused 399,000 premature deaths in EU countries in 2014, according to the most recent estimates on the health impact of air pollution published Wednesday by the European Environment Agency (EEA). … Continue reading

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Graded Response Action Plan to help improve Delhi’s air quality in force from today

India’s national capital will pin its hopes on the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) for the air quality to improve. On Tuesday morning, Delhi’s Air Quality Index was at 251, which falls under “unhealthy” category. The GRAP will be putting … Continue reading

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Wildfires are creating a public health crisis of smoke problems.

In the new “Smoke Belt,” it’s raining ash and respiratory illnesses. No one knows what sparked the violent fires ablaze in the hills of California wine country. Over the past week, the flames have torched more than 160,000 acres across Napa and … Continue reading

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Malta’s air pollution among the worst in Europe

Pollution in Malta continues to be among the worst in Europe, with the island having the fourth highest levels of particles in the air compared to all Member States. Data published in a study by the European Environment Agency (EEA) … Continue reading

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Mothers’ exposure to air pollution tied to cellular changes in kids

Women who breathe polluted air during pregnancy have babies with greater signs of “aging” in their cells when they’re born compared to babies whose mothers breathed cleaner air, a new study finds. Babies with higher exposure to fine particle pollution … Continue reading

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Northern California Wildfires Released a Year’s Worth of Pollution

A week since the wildfires in Sonoma and surrounding counties started, flames have engulfed over 200,000 acres of land and nearly 6,000 structures. At least 40 casualties have been reported while many remain missing and unaccounted for. The firestorm came … Continue reading

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California’s Fires Are Making The Air Quality Worse Than Delhi

As climate change makes wildfires more common and stronger, clean air is also at risk. The deadly wildfires in Northern California have killed at least 23 people, with hundreds still missing, and destroyed more than 3,500 homes and other buildings. The human … Continue reading

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