Category Archives: Health Effects of Air Pollution

Allergies: Mugwort pollen as main source of airborne endotoxins

A wide range of airborne substances can cause respiratory problems for asthma sufferers. These include bacteria and their components, which can trigger inflammations. How they become airborne has not been fully explained up to now. A science team from the … Continue reading

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Wildfires are making extreme air pollution even worse in the northwest U.S.

Smoke from blazes ravaging western states is counteracting clean air improvements The northwestern United States has become an air pollution hot spot — literally. Air quality in states from Nevada to Montana is worse than it was 30 years ago on … Continue reading

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Groundbreaking Dundee University research finds air pollution linked to rise in hospital admissions

High levels of air pollution have been linked to spikes in hospital admissions due to breathing problems. Researchers at Dundee University studied nearly 15 years of data for air pollution levels in Dundee, Perth and the surrounding area and matched … Continue reading

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Asian residents are exposed to nine times more air pollution than Americans or Europeans

According to the World Health Organisation, about 88 percent of premature deaths in low- and middle-income countries in Asia can be attributed to air pollution. The number of road vehicles in Beijing increased from 1.5 million in 2000 to more … Continue reading

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Car cabin pollution scare prompts calls for new air conditioning rules

Experts have called for the regulation of car air conditioning systems after new trials revealed that popular models are letting in dangerous amounts of pollution. Safety tests on 11 types of car have shown huge variation the the ability to … Continue reading

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Air pollution – a neglected cause of death 

In 2015, around 4.5 million people died prematurely from diseases attributed to ambient air pollution, including 237,000 children under the age of five from respiratory infections. This is the result of a study published by the Max Planck Institute for … Continue reading

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Can Air Pollution Increase Risk Of Diabetes?

Can your risk of diabetes increase due to exposure to airborne particles of dust, dirt, and smoke? A new report warned that outdoor air pollution may be a significant contributor to diabetes cases around the world. The risk does not … Continue reading

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Millions of British children breathing toxic air, Unicef warns

Millions of British children breathing toxic air, Unicef warns More than 4.5m affected, says UN group, while tests suggest children’s shorter height increases exposure on busy roads More than 4.5 million children in the UK are growing up in areas … Continue reading

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