Tag Archives: Air Pollution

International travelers experience the harmful effects of air pollution

Even a short stay for travelers in cities with high levels of air pollution leads to breathing problems that can take at least a week from which to recover, a new study shows. Led by researchers at NYU School of … Continue reading

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Barcelona port is worst in Europe for cruise ship air pollution

City tops list of 50 European ports for both sulphur oxide and nitrogen oxide emissions The port of Barcelona, a city already overwhelmed by mass tourism, has topped a list of 50 European ports for the amount of air pollution … Continue reading

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Earliest human air pollution detected in glaciers

Researchers in Peru have discovered some of the earliest evidence of air pollution, and their report reveals new information about the extent that carbon emissions accelerate the melting of glaciers. The report, released by the National Institute of Research on … Continue reading

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New study links air pollution with atherosclerosis

New research suggests that chronic exposure to ambient ozone may raise the risk of atherosclerosis and harm arterial health. Atherosclerosis is the result of fatty deposits — such as cholesterol, fat, or cellular waste — accumulating inside a person’s arteries. … Continue reading

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International travelers experience the harmful effects of air pollution

Even a short stay for travelers in cities with high levels of air pollution leads to breathing problems that can take at least a week from which to recover, a new study shows. Led by researchers at NYU School of … Continue reading

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Pollution is a ‘significant’ problem at 401 national parks, report says

More than 96% of national parks assessed in a recent report are “plagued by significant air pollution problems,” and some of California’s most iconic parks are among the most troubled, according to one of the nation’s largest nonprofit conservation associations. … Continue reading

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Scientists zoom-in on the effects of air pollution at the molecular level

Air pollution threatens the health of more than 90% of the world’s population — and it all starts with changes triggered at the molecular level. In a newly published study which followed pollution levels before, during, and after the 2008 … Continue reading

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Severe air pollution can cause birth defects, deaths

In a comprehensive study, researchers from Texas A&M University have determined that harmful particulate matter in the atmosphere can produce birth defects and even fatalities during pregnancy using the animal model. The team of researchers from Texas A&M’s Colleges of … Continue reading

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