Tag Archives: Black Carbon

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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Aspirin may halve air pollution harms

A new study is the first to report evidence that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin may lessen the adverse effects of air pollution exposure on lung function. The team of researchers from the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, … Continue reading

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Air pollution particles found on foetal side of placentas – study

Research finds black carbon breathed by mothers can cross into unborn children Air pollution particles have been found on the foetal side of placentas, indicating that unborn babies are directly exposed to the black carbon produced by motor traffic and … Continue reading

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Nonsmokers can get emphysema from air pollution, study finds

Researchers hope that understanding the causes of debilitating lung disease may lead to better prevention and treatment. Long-term exposure to air pollution was linked to increases in emphysema between 2000 and 2018, according to a study funded by NIEHS and … Continue reading

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Large trucks are biggest culprits of near-road air pollution

A new study reveals large diesel trucks to be the greatest contributors to harmful black carbon emissions close to major roadways, indicating that vehicle types matter more than traffic volume for near-road air pollution. For the 30 per cent of … Continue reading

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Air pollution leads to more drug resistant bacteria, study finds  

Research shows how black carbon affects the nose, throat and lungs of humans, possible beating the immune system Black carbon found in air pollution can increase the resistance of bacteria that cause respiratory disease, research has found. The discover could … Continue reading

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Walking in side streets ‘reduces harm from air pollution’ 

Walking in quieter side streets in London can reduce the amount of harm caused by diesel fumes, according to the latest study. A researcher used a hand-held monitor to measure levels of sooty black pollution while walking between Whitechapel and … Continue reading

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Diesel-powered motor vehicles blamed for most of Philippines air pollution

More than 500,000 diesel-fueled jeepneys, buses, trucks and other vehicles in Metro Manila are responsible for about 70 percent of the total soot or black carbon emissions in the Philippines, according to Climate Change Commissioner Heherson Alvarez. In a speech … Continue reading

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