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Seventy years on from the Great Smog, Mayor warns that air pollution is still a matter of life and death in London

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Smog engulfs Indian capital as winter pollution worsens

Thick smog engulfed India’s capital New Delhi on Tuesday as air pollution worsened with the setting in of winter, shooting up concentrations of fine particles in the air three times above the acceptable limits. The world’s most polluted capital city … Continue reading

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Air pollution killed 238,000 Europeans prematurely in 2020: EU watchdog

Fine particle air pollution led to 238,000 premature deaths in the European Union in 2020, the bloc’s environmental watchdog said Thursday, a slight rise from the previous year. At the same time, the overall rate for EU countries in 2020 … Continue reading

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Polish city top’s global air pollution ranking as winter smog sets in

The Polish city of Kraków has topped a global air pollution ranking today, with Warsaw and Wrocław also in the top ten, after a cold snap prompted homeowners to burn more coal and other substances for heating, which is the … Continue reading

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Air Pollution with particulate matter about 2.5 micron increases lung damage

A new study published in the Journal of American Medical Association shows that sulfate, ammonium, and nitrate elements of Particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5) were linked to the most damage and were associated with baseline severity, illness progression, and death among … Continue reading

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Low levels of air pollution deadlier than previously thought: Study suggests fine particulate matter causes an additional 1.5 million premature deaths annually

Study suggests fine particulate matter causes an additional 1.5 million premature deaths annually The World Health Organization’s most recent estimates (2016) are that over 4.2 million people die prematurely each year due to long-term exposure to fine particulate outdoor air … Continue reading

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Iran: Air pollution kills over 20,000 people a year

Air pollution in Iran has killed 20,800 people during 2021, an official announced yesterday. “Iran recorded 20,800 deaths last year due to air pollution-related diseases,” the head of Air Quality and Climate Change at Iran’s environment ministry, Abbas Shahsavani, told Etemadonline, adding that … Continue reading

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