Category Archives: Health Effects of Air Pollution

Air pollution kills a child every 3 minutes in India

Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar recorded the highest rate of child mortality due to toxic air: Global Burden of Disease 2017 Every three minutes a child dies in India because of inhaling toxic pollutants in the air, according to an analysis … Continue reading

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Memory is damaged by air pollution, researchers find

New research from the University of Warwick shows that human memory is significantly worse in parts of England with high levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and air particulates (PM10). The difference in memory quality between England’s cleanest and most-polluted areas … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to ‘missed’ miscarriages in China: study

Exposure to airborne pollutants increases the risk of “missed” miscarriages in which a fetus dies without a pregnant woman experiencing any noticeable symptoms, researchers said Monday. Previous studies have shown a correlation between air pollution and pregnancy complications, but the … Continue reading

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Air pollution can turn men bald by destroying a hair growth protein, scientists say

Air pollution on busy roads has been linked to baldness in men as particles in exhaust fumes destroy a hair growth protein, scientists have found. Particulate matter (PM) in the atmosphere could impact both hair growth and retention, according to … Continue reading

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Aspirin may halve air pollution harms

A new study is the first to report evidence that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin may lessen the adverse effects of air pollution exposure on lung function. The team of researchers from the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, … Continue reading

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Babies exposed to air pollution have greater risk of death – study

Infant mortality rate higher in babies exposed to pollutants such as sulphur dioxide Babies living in areas with high levels of air pollution have a greater risk of death than those surrounded by cleaner air, a study has found. It … Continue reading

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Indonesian forest fires putting 10 million children at risk, says Unicef

Millions aged under five are particularly at risk from the slash and burn fires due to undeveloped immune systems Indonesian forest fires are putting nearly 10 million children at risk due to air pollution, the United Nations has warned. The … Continue reading

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Is air pollution worsening kids’ mental health?

Cincinnati study finds fine particulate matter exposure linked to increased psychiatric-related emergency room visits for kids Children exposed to high amounts of air pollution were more likely to end up in the emergency room for a mental health problem a … Continue reading

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