Category Archives: World News

Air pollution linked to much greater risk of dementia

Risk in over-50s increases by 40% where highest nitrogen oxide levels exist, study shows Air pollution may increase the chance of developing dementia, a study has suggested, in fresh evidence that the health of people of all ages is at risk … Continue reading

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Green solid fuels contributing to ‘extraordinarily high levels of air pollution’, report finds

Dublin’s air pollution levels have been found to breach healthy standards. Researchers at NUI Galway looked at a two-month period between November 2016 and January 2017. They found the recorded pollution levels breached the World Health Organisation’s limits every one … Continue reading

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‘Air pollution killing more Ghanaians than AIDS, malaria combined’

Mr Muntaka Chasant, a social entrepreneur concerned with the health effects of air pollution in developing cities, has cautioned that air pollution now kills more people in Ghana than malaria and AIDS combined. He, therefore, called for urgent measures to … Continue reading

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Air pollution is ‘biggest environmental health risk’ in Europe

Governments are failing to tackle the crisis that causes 1,000 early deaths a day, says damning EU report Air pollution is now “the biggest environmental risk” to public health in Europe but governments are failing to adequately deal with the crisis, … Continue reading

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Large trucks are biggest culprits of near-road air pollution

A new study reveals large diesel trucks to be the greatest contributors to harmful black carbon emissions close to major roadways, indicating that vehicle types matter more than traffic volume for near-road air pollution. For the 30 per cent of … Continue reading

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German court says Frankfurt must ban older diesel cars

Frankfurt, Germany’s financial center, must ban highly-polluting, older diesel vehicles from the city center from next February as part of a plan to improve air quality, the country’s administrative court ruled on Wednesday. The decision by the court in Wiesbaden … Continue reading

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Nine London streets in ‘ultra-low emission’ vehicle scheme

Petrol, diesel and older hybrid cars have been banned from nine London streets in a “pioneering” scheme. Only electric cars, the newest hybrids, hydrogen vehicles and bikes or e-bikes will be allowed during the morning and evening rush hours in … Continue reading

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Pollutionwatch: summer’s deadly wildfires cause pollution worldwide

Widespread wildfires have taken lives and destroyed habitats as well as causing air pollution Wildfires are spanning the northern hemisphere. Local impacts have been severe; notably the loss of habitat and life, including the tragic deaths in Greece. Smoke has caused … Continue reading

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