Tag Archives: Asthma

No Breathing Easy for City Dwellers: Nitrogen Dioxide

NASA-funded scientists have, for the first time, connected health outcomes in cities around the world to satellite and ground-based data on air pollution. The researchers concluded that despite improvements in some parts of the world and for certain pollutants, air … Continue reading

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Air pollution in London contributes to over 1,700 hospital admissions for asthma

London’s poor air quality led to over 1,700 hospital admissions for asthma and serious lung conditions between 2017-2019, according to new analysis. The report from Imperial College London’s Environmental Research Group modelled the impact of air pollution in London on … Continue reading

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Air pollution: One in 12 child asthma cases linked to nitrogen dioxide exposure

Researchers estimate that 1.85 million new childhood asthma cases in 2019 were linked with exposure to nitrogen dioxide, a toxic gas released by diesel vehicles About one in 12 new child asthma cases worldwide are associated with exposure to a … Continue reading

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Air pollution in Europe still killing 300,000 a year: EEA

Premature deaths caused by fine particle air pollution have fallen 10% annually across Europe, but the invisible killer still accounts for 307,000 premature deaths a year, the European Environment Agency said Monday (15 November). If the latest air quality guidelines … Continue reading

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Scientists identify new chemicals in air pollution that trigger asthma in kids

Dust mites and smoke are known triggers of asthma in children. Now, scientists have identified previously unknown combinations of air pollutants that appear tied to the respiratory disorder. “Asthma is one the most prevalent diseases affecting children in the United … Continue reading

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When the Western US burns, the East also gets sick

While most of the largest U.S. wildfires occur in the Western U.S., almost three-quarters of the smoke-related deaths and visits to the emergency room for asthma occur east of the Rocky Mountains. Smoke exposure, whether from wildfires or local burning, … Continue reading

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Nearly every London school in high air pollution area, report says

Almost every London school is in an area where air pollution levels exceed World Health Organization limits, City Hall analysis suggests. Figures show 98% of schools are in areas with toxic air quality, compared with 24% outside the capital. Rosamund … Continue reading

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Londoners say asthma is triggered by toxic air pollution

More than 300,000 Londoners have said that their asthma is triggered by toxic air pollution as Sadiq Khan today doubles down on his commitment to expand the Ultra-Low Emission Zone. New research from Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation … Continue reading

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