Tag Archives: Air Pollution

Size of air pollution particles may affect a person’s risk of dying from stroke, study finds

Living in areas with higher air pollution is associated with an increased risk of in-hospital death from stroke, and the risk varies depending on the size of the air pollution particles, according to a new study published in the May … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to more severe COVID-19: study

Several common air pollutants are linked to more severe outcomes following a coronavirus infection, a new study has found.  Individuals who lived in areas of Ontario, Canada with higher levels of three common air pollutants — fine particulate matter, nitrogen … Continue reading

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AFRICA: The continent tops a global ranking on pollution levels

The results of the “Global Health” study published recently in the British scientific journal The Lancet, reveal that the African continent is the most affected of the 9 million deaths caused annually by air pollution across the planet. This phenomenon, … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to deadly heart rhythm disorder

Life-threatening arrhythmias are more common on days with highly polluted air, according to research presented today at Heart Failure 2022, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1 The study was conducted in patients with an implantable cardioverter … Continue reading

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Iraq faces an increasing number of severe dust storms

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features a severe dust storm in Iraq. Dust storms are most common in this region in the late spring and summer, triggered by seasonal winds such as the “shamal” that blows … Continue reading

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Study Identifies Outdoor Air Pollution as the ‘Largest Existential Threat to Human and Planetary Health’

Deaths from exposure to emissions from vehicles, smoke stacks and wildfires have increased by more than 50 percent this century, with poorer countries bearing the brunt of the impacts. Since the turn of the century, global deaths attributable to air … Continue reading

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Australian Conservation Foundation names Mount Isa the most polluted postcode in the country

Mount Isa Mines responsible for 91% of emissions in the outback city despite having an ‘industry-leading air quality management framework’ Mount Isa has been named the most polluted postcode in Australia in a new report from the Australian Conservation Foundation … Continue reading

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Many Turkish cities hit air pollution limits, warns Greenpeace

Noting that many Turkish provinces have reached the “air pollution limits of 2022” in just four months, independent global environmental network Greenpeace said, “human lives could be in danger.” The organization highlighted that the duration for PM10 pollution should not … Continue reading

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