Category Archives: Health Effects of Air Pollution

Air pollution knocks almost one year off the average European’s life: WHO

Nine out of ten people worldwide breathe polluted air daily, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). That means 91% of the world’s population are living in places where air quality exceeds guideline limits. Air pollution is thought to directly … Continue reading

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Men who live on a main road are more likely to struggle to get an erection

Men who live on main roads are more likely to have difficulty getting an erection due to exposure to pollution, a study suggests. Toxic fumes reduced blood flow to the genitals, tests on rats showed, putting them at risk of … Continue reading

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Children exposed to air pollution at school may be at greater risk of overweight and obesity

Exposure to air pollution, particularly at school, could be associated with a higher risk of overweight and obesity during childhood. This is the conclusion of a study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by “la … Continue reading

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Autism’s connection with air pollution explored in research

The view that air pollution contributes to autism is strongly held by a small but growing band of scientists who study pollution and health. They point to links between autism and air pollution uncovered in studies tracking thousands of children. … Continue reading

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Air Pollution May Up Sleep Apnea Risk

The ill effects of air pollution may literally be causing some people to lose sleep, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. In “The Association of Ambient Air Pollution with Sleep Apnea: The … Continue reading

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Air pollution affects happiness not just health, scientists find 

Air pollution is not just bad for health also makes people unhappy, a new study has shown. Researchers at MIT and the University of Beijing discovered a direct link between the amount of particulates in the air and happiness. Research … Continue reading

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Air pollution ‘as bad as smoking in increasing risk of miscarriage’

Scientists called study’s findings upsetting and said toxic air must be cut Air pollution is as bad for pregnant women as smoking in raising the risk of miscarriage, according to a scientific study. They said the finding was upsetting and that … Continue reading

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Air pollution may be making us less intelligent

Not only is air pollution bad for our lungs and heart, it turns out it could actually be making us less intelligent, too. A recent study found that in elderly people living in China, long-term exposure to air pollution may … Continue reading

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