Tag Archives: Air Pollution

Mongolians send children into countryside to escape choking winter smog

Mongolia has extended school winter holidays in the world’s coldest capital and many families have sent children to live with relatives in the vast, windswept grasslands to escape choking smog and respiratory diseases such as pneumonia. The temperature is expected … Continue reading

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‘It is so scary’: how the UK’s filthy air is sending children to A&E

Young patients with respiratory problems are a regular sight for doctors due to air pollution crisis Parents ‘worryingly unaware’ of damage from air pollution Sixteen-month-old Madalena grins and throws her flashing ball across the consulting room, oblivious to the conversation … Continue reading

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There’s an air quality alert in Washington, the sky is hazy and it’s February. What’s going on?

Ordinarily when air quality alerts are in effect, the air is muggy and oppressive, as if you could cut it with a knife. The overwhelming majority of these alerts happen between June and August. But Feb. 4, the air was … Continue reading

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Bangkok chokes as pollution busting efforts falter

The small park in Bangkok’s Rama III district is mostly popular with runners circling its neatly trimmed garden track to the sound of birdsong. But on Thursday, they were joined by a convoy of fire trucks and half a dozen … Continue reading

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Children exposed to air pollution at school may be at greater risk of overweight and obesity

Exposure to air pollution, particularly at school, could be associated with a higher risk of overweight and obesity during childhood. This is the conclusion of a study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by “la … Continue reading

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Bangkok schools closed over air pollution concerns

More than 400 schools in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, were shut for the rest of the week Wednesday due to increasing concern over dangerously unhealthy air pollution. Faced with public discontent as well as a possible health crisis, Police Gen. Asawin … Continue reading

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Autism’s connection with air pollution explored in research

The view that air pollution contributes to autism is strongly held by a small but growing band of scientists who study pollution and health. They point to links between autism and air pollution uncovered in studies tracking thousands of children. … Continue reading

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Urgent : Schools in Bangkok close as air pollution worsens

The Bangkok governor on Wednesday ordered the suspension of classes at 437 schools under Bangkok Metropolitan Administration for the safety of students after 26 zones in the capital were declared air pollution control areas. Aswin Kwanmuang said the suspension started … Continue reading

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