Tag Archives: Air Pollution

‘Dramatic’ rise in wildfire smoke triggers decline in US air quality for millions

Recent record fire seasons in the west have increased pollution across the country, affecting people’s health, scientists say Millions of Americans are now routinely exposed to unhealthy plumes of wildfire smoke that can waft thousands of miles across the country, … Continue reading

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Air pollution increases dementia risk, says leading expert

Air pollution has emerged as a small but important risk factor for dementia and cognitive decline, experts say – and Australia probably has a false sense of security about how clean our air is. One of Australia’s leading dementia epidemiologists … Continue reading

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Healthy teenagers at risk of irregular heartbeats from air pollution, says study

Concern as heart arrhythmias appear to be triggered even when air pollution within quality limits Healthy teenagers are more prone to irregular heartbeats after breathing in fine particulate air pollution, according to the first major study of its impact on … Continue reading

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List Shows 10 Most & Least Polluted States in the U.S.

According to new reports, not all states across the country fare the same when it comes to air quality. Over the years, numerous studies have shown that pollution hurts kids and adults in dangerous and insidious ways. And when it … Continue reading

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Cancer breakthrough is a ‘wake-up’ call on danger of air pollution

Scientists uncover link between car fumes and lung cancer that helps explain why so many non-smokers develop disease Scientists have uncovered how air pollution causes lung cancer in groundbreaking research that promises to rewrite our understanding of the disease. The … Continue reading

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Prenatal exposure to air pollution increases risk of childhood allergic rhinitis and asthma

In a recent study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, researchers assessed the impact of prenatal exposure to air pollution on immune perturbations.  There is evidence that long-term exposure to air pollution in early life adversely affects … Continue reading

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There’s no safe level of air pollution

Emissions that meet air-quality standards still cause illness and early death. Planning decisions need to help drive down exposure. It might seem reasonable to think air pollution is only a problem when the sky is thick with brown smog. But … Continue reading

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Heatwaves and wildfires to worsen air pollution: UN

More frequent and intense heatwaves and wildfires driven by climate change are expected to worsen the quality of the air we breathe, harming human health and ecosystems, the UN warned Wednesday. A new report from the UN’s World Meteorological Organization … Continue reading

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