Category Archives: Air Quality

Could Your Shampoo Be the New Car Exhaust?

Shampoo. Air freshener. Countertop cleaner. Nearly everything in your medicine cabinet or under your kitchen sink is a source of air pollution. Regulators and scientists have known this for years, but recent studies led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric … Continue reading

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Westminster schools to be protected by new ‘no-pollution zones’

Primary schools in Westminster will be protected by “no-pollution zones” under plans announced today. The council has promised to invest £1 million in creating pollution barriers around its primary schools. The clean air fund aims to cut harmful emissions by … Continue reading

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Kilauea Eruptions Creating Harmful Breathing Conditions and Skin/Eye Irritation

On Sunday, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) issued a new Kilauea volcano air quality warning about laze. But if you don’t know what laze is – or vog – you’re not a resident of Hawaii’s Big Island. Laze Appearing on … Continue reading

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Air pollution fourth biggest threat to health

The number of people exposed to high particle pollution will be halved by 2025 if government plans are realised. There will be an attempt to curb smoke from solid fuel fires and wood-burners; pollution from diesel machinery will be reduced. … Continue reading

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Ozone exposure at birth increases risk of asthma development

A long-term study of the health of Canadian children has found that exposure to ozone (O3), a common air pollutant, at birth was associated with an 82 percent increased risk of developing asthma by age three. The study, which was … Continue reading

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Hamburg prepares for diesel driving ban with signs warning motorists

The city of Hamburg this week put up signs on its streets warning motorists of diesel restricted zones – an indication to residents that they are taking the diesel driving bans seriously. Limited diesel driving bans were introduced for two … Continue reading

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Diverting diesel trucks spared lungs in Sao Paulo

The positive health outcomes of the intervention could guide the formulation of similar transport polices in other cities. In densely populated cities like Sao Paulo, many vehicles running on diesel such as commercial trucks, vans, and buses circulate right by … Continue reading

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WHO States Cairo Second Most Polluted City in World

Cairo has been ranked as the second most polluted large city in the world, according to a report issued by the World Health Organization (WHO), which studied air pollution globally from 2011 until 2015. In 2017, the United Nations Environment … Continue reading

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