Category Archives: Health Effects of Air Pollution

Air pollution linked to poor sleep, study finds

Exposure to nitrogen dioxide and airborne particles affects sleep efficiency, says medical professor Air pollution might be linked to poor sleep, say researchers looking into the impact of toxic air on our slumbers.  The study explored the proportion of time … Continue reading

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Air pollution kills more people in the UK than in Sweden, US and Mexico 

WHO figures show people in Britain are more likely to die from dirty air than those living in some other comparable countries People in the UK are 64 times as likely to die of air pollution as those in Sweden … Continue reading

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Air pollution: Why and how it kills 

Air pollution – indoor and outdoor – killed an estimated 6.5 million people in 2012, the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows. Exposure to high levels of air pollution, especially over the long term, can affect human … Continue reading

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Cities need to ‘green up’ to reduce impact of air pollution: The harmful impact of urban air pollution could be combated by strategically placing low hedges along roads in a built-up environment of cities instead of taller trees, a new study has found 

The harmful impact of urban air pollution could be combated by strategically placing low hedges along roads in a built-up environment of cities instead of taller trees, a new study has found. The study, just published in the journal Atmospheric … Continue reading

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Women at greater heart disease risk from air pollution, study says 

Doctors have warned dieters for decades to watch what they eat to stall the development of heart trouble, but a new study suggests air pollution may also contribute to heart disease. A release from the American Heart Association said the … Continue reading

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Air pollution, Europe’s largest environmental health hazard

Health issues surrounding air quality were brought into the spotlight this week with World Asthma Day, which takes place every year in May. There is no doubt that air pollution is unhealthy and that it aggravates conditions such as asthma. … Continue reading

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Polluted environment linked to higher cancer rates 

Study is first to measure the effect of cumulative environmental exposures on cancer rates. Poor quality across a wide range of physical measurements – notably air, water, built environment, population density and soil – collectively contribute to cancer incidence, new … Continue reading

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Fatal attraction: The link between pollution and heart disease

WHY air pollution causes lung disease is obvious. Why it also causes heart disease is, though, a conundrum. One suggestion is that tiny particles of soot migrate through the lungs, into the bloodstream and thence to the walls of blood … Continue reading

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