Tag Archives: Air Pollution

Pollutionwatch: how LA beat the ‘blight on the land of sunshine’

Decades before a Greenpeace warning on smog in Asia, LA found a novel way to tackle the problemMany Asian cities are facing new air pollution challenges and are struggling to stem smog emergencies. According to a recent study by Greenpeace, … Continue reading

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Amazon fires generate smoke cloud almost as big as devastating Siberia blaze

While fires in Siberia have created a cloud of smoke larger than the European Union, on the other side of the world, forest blazes in the Amazon are causing a phenomenon of almost the same magnitude. Santiago Gassó, a researcher … Continue reading

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Smoke from blazes led to major air pollution in Athens

The high concentrations of airborne microparticles in the atmosphere of the Greek capital due to the large wildfire that raged across the island of Evia had dropped Wednesday from the levels observed on Tuesday, according to the director of the … Continue reading

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Microplastics ‘significantly contaminating the air’, scientists warn

Abundant levels of microplastic pollution have been found in snow from the Arctic to the Alps, according to a study that has prompted scientists to warn of significant contamination of the atmosphere and demand urgent research into the potential health … Continue reading

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Air quality in Miri remains at hazardous level at on noon today

The air quality in Miri, Sarawak continues to be at hazardous  level as of noon today. According to Malaysian Air Pollution Index (APIMS) data, an  Air Pollutant Index (API) reading of 361 was recorded at an air surveillance station located … Continue reading

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Pollutant linked to climate change accelerates lung disease

A new multicenter study at Columbia University links long-term exposure to air pollution, especially ozone, to development of emphysema, a chronic lung disease. In Brief Long-term exposure to outdoor air pollutants, especially the pollutant ozone, accelerates the development of emphysema … Continue reading

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The average person in Europe loses two years of their life due to air pollution

The average person living in Europe loses two years of their life to the health effects of breathing polluted air, according to a report published in the European Heart Journal on March 12. The report also estimates about 800,000 people … Continue reading

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Hitting clean air targets ‘could stop 67,000 child asthma cases a year’

Staying within WHO pollution limits would prevent 11% of new diagnoses, study says Almost 67,000 new cases of asthma in children across 18 European countries could be prevented every year if levels of tiny particulates polluting the air are cut … Continue reading

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