Category Archives: Health Effects of Air Pollution

Cleaner air during UK lockdown relieves asthma for millions

People with asthma and other lung conditions report decrease in symptoms, finds survey Two million people in the UK with respiratory conditions such as asthma have experienced reduced symptoms during the coronavirus lockdown, according to the British Lung Foundation. A … Continue reading

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Masks are too dangerous for children under two, Japanese experts warn

Wearing masks has become increasingly common during the coronavirus pandemic, but they should not be used by children under the age of two, according to the Japan Pediatric Association. Japan’s coronavirus guidelines encourage people to wear masks but the medical … Continue reading

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Children face three times more air pollution during the school run

Children face a worrying threefold increase in air pollution during the daily school runs, causing air quality experts to call for restrictions on the use of cars during those periods. In a study published by the journal Science of the … Continue reading

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Babies in popular low-riding pushchairs are exposed to alarming levels of toxic air pollutants

Parents who are using popular low-riding pushchairs could be exposing their babies to alarming levels of air pollution, finds a new study from the University of Surrey. In a paper published by Environment International, experts from Surrey’s Global Centre for … Continue reading

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Coronavirus: Mandatory for all in Singapore to wear mask when out, except for kids under 2 and those doing strenuous exercise

It is mandatory, with immediate effect, for everyone to wear a mask when they step out as part of stricter measures to curb the further spread of the coronavirus. Those who do not risk a $300 fine for first-time offenders. There … Continue reading

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Air pollution likely to increase coronavirus death rate, warn experts

Lung damage from dirty air may worsen infections, but isolation measures improving air quality The health damage inflicted on people by long-standing air pollution in cities is likely to increase the death rate from coronavirus infections, experts have said. Dirty … Continue reading

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Air pollution exposure takes a heavy toll on gut bacteria, boosting risk of chronic illnesses

Breathing dirty air takes a heavy toll on gut bacteria, boosting risk of obesity, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders and other chronic illnesses, new University of Colorado Boulder research suggests. The study, published online in the journal Environment International, is the first … Continue reading

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Air pollution is one of the world’s most dangerous health risks

Polluted air is a public health hazard that cannot be evaded. It is widely known that long-term exposure to air pollution enhances the risks of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and the University … Continue reading

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