Category Archives: Africa

Could city dwellers be breathing themselves to an early grave?

  New research shows that 90 minutes of open and constant exposure of oneself to the air in Kampala city could result in health complications some of which are chronic Air pollution in Uganda has now become so bad that … Continue reading

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Air pollution may kill more Africans than HIV/AIDS

AIDS and malaria epidemics receive much attention from international health organizations, but a sneakier killer is on the loose in Africa. Air pollution may now be the continent’s number one killer, according to a forthcoming study. Susanne Bauer, an Earth … Continue reading

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Satellite images show extent of air pollution worldwide

Images taken by a new European satellite show the levels and distribution of air pollutants around the world, including ash spewing from a volcano in Indonesia. The European Space Agency released images Friday made by its Sentinel-5P satellite that show … Continue reading

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Kenya blames air pollution for rise in respiratory diseases

Air pollution is a major contributor to respiratory diseases in Kenya, a government official disclosed on Wednesday. Charles Sunkuli, the Principal Secretary Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, said that over eight million Kenyans living in major cities are falling … Continue reading

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Pollution linked to one in six deaths 

Pollution has been linked to nine million deaths worldwide in 2015, a report in The Lancet has found. Almost all of these deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries, where pollution could account for up to a quarter of deaths. Bangladesh and … Continue reading

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Traffic-clogged Cairo shifts sights to cycling 

Choked with high air pollution and chronic traffic congestion, the Egyptian capital is struggling to shed off this image. Cycling seems one key. Local authorities in Cairo, one of the world’s most populous cities, this week unveiled a project aimed … Continue reading

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Here are some of the world’s worst cities for air quality 

Trying to get away from airborne ammonia? Don’t linger in Lagos or Delhi. If you’re bent on avoiding ozone, you might want to add Beijing, Karachi, and Los Angeles to your list. These are some of the cities with the … Continue reading

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Air pollution killing 14,300 Kenyans annually: report 

The World Health Organization (WHO) report released on Monday revealed that a quarter of all global deaths of children under five are caused by dirty and polluted environments including dirty water and air, second-hand smoke and a lack of adequate … Continue reading

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