Category Archives: Japan

Asian smog pollutes the United States, study finds 

Despite a decrease in US air pollution production, smog levels are still on the rise in the western part of the country, and now new research has found that an influx of impurities originating from Asia has been making its … Continue reading

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China tops WHO list for deadly outdoor air pollution

More than 1 million people died from dirty air in one year, according to World Health Organisation China is the world’s deadliest country for outdoor air pollution, according to analysis by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The UN agency has … Continue reading

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Shipping air pollution causes 24,000 deaths a year in east Asia – study 

Ship traffic is often overlooked compared to smog-producing cars and factories, but it has more than doubled off east Asia since 2005 A boom in shipping is aggravating air pollution in China and other nations in east Asia, causing thousands … Continue reading

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World pollutionwatch: Slow progress on the exhaust front

Travel the world and you will see many of the same types of lorries, buses and cars on the roads but what comes from their exhaust can be very different. The US, Japan and Europe were the first to set … Continue reading

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Real-time Air Quality Index visual map

You don’t always notice air pollution when you walk out the door in the morning. Sure, sometimes there’s smog in the sky to tip you off that it’s an extra-polluted day but that’s not always the case. So, how do … Continue reading

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Pollutionwatch: The world’s dirtiest cities

For the first time in history, over half the world’s population now live in cities. But only 12% of urban dwellers enjoy airborne particle pollutionthat meets World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines. Globally, lowest city air pollution is in Canada and Iceland … Continue reading

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An Interactive Air-Pollution Map

In March, the World Health Organization estimated that air pollution was responsible for 7 million premature deaths in 2012. That’s one out of every eight total deaths in the world. Air quality has gotten worse over the last decade, and for more … Continue reading

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Top 20 most polluted cities in the world

Air quality in most cities that monitor their pollution levels exceed what the World Health Organization deems as safe. Delhi has the highest level of the airborne particulate matter, PM2.5 considered most harmful to health, with 153 micrograms. Not far … Continue reading

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