Category Archives: Health Effects of Air Pollution

Early exposure to air pollution puts children at higher risk of disease in adulthood

First of its kind study reveals evidence that early exposure to dirty air alters genes in a way that could lead to adult heart disease, among other ailments. Exposure to air pollution has been linked to various diseases in adults. … Continue reading

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Long-term exposure to low levels of air pollution increases risk of heart and lung disease

Exposure to what is considered low levels of air pollution over a long period of time can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, atrial fibrillation and pneumonia among people ages 65 and older, according to new research published today … Continue reading

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Pollen season grows 20 days in 30 years as climate crisis hits hay fever sufferers

Pollen released by plants is also more intense than in 1990 in bad news for those with allergies, research in US and Canada finds The climate crisis is multiplying the miseries faced by people with allergies, with new research finding … Continue reading

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Air pollution caused 1 out of 5 deaths in 2018—that’s more than 8 million, study says

Microscopic, and sometimes larger, particles of soot, smoke and dust that spew out of gas-guzzling factories, ships, cars and aircraft are responsible for 18% of total global deaths in 2018—that equals more than 8 million people, a new study found. … Continue reading

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Air pollution from fossil fuels responsible for ‘one in five deaths worldwide’

Number of deaths connected to fine particulate matter from fossil fuel burning could be twice as high as previously thought, research says Air pollution from fossil fuels could account for nearly one in five deaths globally, a new study suggests. … Continue reading

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Research shows how air pollution has a detrimental impact on cardiovascular health

Tiny particles of air pollution — called fine particulate matter — can have a range of effects on health, and exposure to high levels is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease. New research led by investigators at Massachusetts General … Continue reading

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Air pollution in biggest cities four times above safe levels

An investigation by OpenAQ has found that the average level of air pollution in the world’s largest cities is nearly four times higher than the maximum levels recommended by the WHO. According to estimates, 90 per cent of the world … Continue reading

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Researchers say wildfire smoke is reversing years of air pollution progress

Record-setting wildfires are becoming a regular occurrence in the Western United States. It’s a sobering trend that poses a threat to people across the country, as hazardous smoke pollutes the air. “Fires burn in California, or in Nevada and Arizona, … Continue reading

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