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Allergies: Mugwort pollen as main source of airborne endotoxins

A wide range of airborne substances can cause respiratory problems for asthma sufferers. These include bacteria and their components, which can trigger inflammations. How they become airborne has not been fully explained up to now. A science team from the … Continue reading

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US national parks have just as much air pollution as major cities

Study finds that the air in areas such as Yosemite National Park isn’t as pristine as it seems. The air in US national parks contains just as much ozone pollution as the air in many of the country’s largest cities, … Continue reading

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China’s ozone levels hit record high in June: Greenpeace

Concentrations of lung-damaging ozone hit a record high in China in June, rising 11 percent from the same month last year, environment group Greenpeace said on Wednesday, citing official data. Despite China’s four-year battle against air pollution, ozone has become … Continue reading

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Wildfires are making extreme air pollution even worse in the northwest U.S.

Smoke from blazes ravaging western states is counteracting clean air improvements The northwestern United States has become an air pollution hot spot — literally. Air quality in states from Nevada to Montana is worse than it was 30 years ago on … Continue reading

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Australian cities see higher death toll from worsening air pollution

Air pollution in Australia’s major cities will worsen, in turn causing more premature deaths, according to a latest Australian-linked research on Monday (July 16). More than 3,000 premature deaths in the country every year are related to urban air pollution … Continue reading

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Expansion of Odd-Even Policy Reduces Air Pollution in Jakarta

Head of Jakarta Environment Department Isnawa Adji claimed the air quality in Jakarta has improved after the expansion of odd-even policy since July 2. “In general, all parameters of air quality in Jakarta are still below the quality standard. But … Continue reading

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Stuttgart to bring in city-wide diesel ban at start of next year

Close to 200,000 owners of older diesel cars will be impacted by a ban on diesel engines in the city centre of Stuttgart that was announced on Wednesday. The state government of Baden-Württemberg decided that the diesel ban would apply … Continue reading

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Asian residents are exposed to nine times more air pollution than Americans or Europeans According to the World Health Organisation, about 88 percent of premature deaths in low- and middle-income countries in Asia can be attributed to air pollution. Car cabin pollution … Continue reading

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