Category Archives: Air Quality

Air pollution where girl died in London ‘should have been treated as emergency’

Inquest into Ella Kissi-Debrah’s asthma death hears Lewisham council was slow to tackle issue Illegal levels of air pollution in the area where a nine-year-old girl lived and died should have been treated as a public health emergency, an inquest … Continue reading

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Potentially harmful aerosols concentrate in European urban centres

Atmospheric particles that increase levels of cellular oxidants when inhaled might be especially harmful. An analysis reveals which emissions should be limited to minimize the potential adverse health effects of such particles in Europe. The inhalation of outdoor airborne particles … Continue reading

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Europe’s air quality can still be deadly despite progress, EEA says

Many European citizens are exposed to harmful and sometimes illegal levels of pollution despite progress to improve air quality in recent years, the European Environment Agency said in a report on Monday. Air pollution poses the biggest environmental health risk … Continue reading

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MRI Reveals Air Pollution Impact on Dementia Risk in Women

Older women exposed to higher levels of air pollution can experience a 24-percent increase in Alzheimer’s risk. High levels of air pollution can put women in their 70s and 80s at a higher risk for developing a brain shrinkage that … Continue reading

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NASA model reveals how much COVID-related pollution levels deviated from the norm

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, space- and ground-based observations have shown that Earth’s atmosphere has seen significant reductions in some air pollutants. However, scientists wanted to know how much of that decline can be attributed to changes in human activity … 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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Delhi AQI: This is how bad Delhi pollution was on Diwali night

With an hourly PM 2.5 concentration of 1,970 micrograms per cubic metre at 1am on the night after Diwali, the pollution readings at Vivek Vihar — a busy residential area in east Delhi — touched 33 times the safe standard, … Continue reading

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Exposure to air pollution during fetal period, early life linked with higher blood pressure

Exposure to an urban environment characterized by high levels of air pollution and noise in areas with a high building density during the fetal period and in early childhood may contribute to higher blood pressure. This was the conclusion of … Continue reading

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