Tag Archives: Asthma

Nearly half of all childhood asthma cases in Barcelona are attributable to air pollution

As many as 1,230 cases of childhood asthma in Barcelona–48% of the total–could be attributable to air pollution each year. This is the main conclusion of a new study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a centre … Continue reading

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Air pollution’s tiny particles may trigger nonfatal heart attacks

A Yale-affiliated scientist finds that even a few hours’ exposure to ambient ultrafine particles common in air pollution may potentially trigger a nonfatal heart attack. Myocardial infarction (MI) is a major form of cardiovascular disease worldwide. Ultrafine particles (UFP) are … Continue reading

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Belgium has the most new asthma patients due to air pollution in Europe

One in three new cases of people who develop asthma under the age of 18 is due to the bad air quality in Belgium, according to new figures from the Independent health insurance funds. The Independent Health Insurance Funds (the … Continue reading

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Harmful emissions from traffic, trucks, SUVs: New Canada’s national air pollution report

Almost one third of Canadians live near a major road—and this means they go about their everyday lives exposed to a complex mixture of vehicle air pollutants. A new national study led by University of Toronto Engineering researchers reveals that … Continue reading

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Scores more heart attacks and strokes on high pollution days, figures show

Data reveals acute impact on people’s health and the strain it puts on emergency services Scores of children and adults are being rushed to hospital for emergency treatment on days of high pollution in cities across England, figures show. Each … 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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Low level exposure to air pollution is harmful, mouse model shows

Air pollution is made up of both gaseous and particulate matter (PM). Each year almost two million people die as a direct result of air pollution with many more experiencing impaired lung function, developing lung diseases such as asthma and … Continue reading

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Counties Where Traffic Air Pollution Hurts Children Most

A first-of-its-kind county-by-county heat map details the distribution of childhood asthma due to nitrogen dioxide across the U.S. IN THE U.S., over 6 million children had ongoing asthma in 2016. Globally, asthma kills around 1,000 people every day – and … Continue reading

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