Category Archives: Air Quality

More than one million deaths linked to air pollution exposure in Africa

Household air pollution poses severe health risks to infants and young children Nearly all the African continent faces some of the most severe health impacts in the world caused by air pollution, with several countries experiencing some of the highest … Continue reading

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Polluted air on Tube platforms could harm commuters’ health, study warns

Polluted air on Tube platforms could harm commuters’ health without action to improve ventilation, a study has warned. Researchers found that air on the Piccadilly Line platform at South Kensington was at its worst during evening rush hour and contained … Continue reading

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Air pollution and stress contribute to low-birth-weight babies for Hispanic women in Los Angeles

Newborns with low birth weight face increased risks of mortality and long-term disease Fetal growth — which is delicate and precisely programmed — may be disrupted by a mother’s exposure to air pollution and psychological stress during early to mid-pregnancy, … Continue reading

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Air pollution with smaller particles has greater association with childhood asthma

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Air pollution tips the scale for obesity in women

Obesity has been a major global health issue in recent decades as more people eat unhealthy diets and fail to exercise regularly. A new University of Michigan study suggests there is another factor that tips the scale in women’s weight, … Continue reading

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Air pollution: Toxic particles present in lungs of unborn babies

Previous research shows that exposure to certain environmental hazards, such as secondhand smoke, lead, pesticides, and air pollution, can impact the health of an unborn baby. University researchers have discovered air pollution particles in the lungs, liver, and brain of … Continue reading

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Babies have air pollution in their lungs and brains before they take their first breath

Unborn babies have air pollution particles in their developing lungs and other vital organs as early as the first trimester, new research has revealed. Scientists at the University of Aberdeen, UK, and Hasselt University, Belgium, studied air pollution nanoparticles, called … Continue reading

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Air pollution raises our risk of a stroke and its later complications

Exceeding the World Health Organization’s recommended air pollution exposure limit could substantially increase our risk of a first-time stroke Living in a highly polluted area may raise the risk of a stroke and its subsequent complications. Air pollution has been … Continue reading

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