Tag Archives: Black Carbon

Smoke Across North America

While plumes of wildfire smoke from western North America have passed over the northeastern U.S. and Canada multiple times each summer in recent years, they often go unnoticed. That is because smoke that spreads far from its source typically moves … Continue reading

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Air pollution: Study links black carbon with premature deaths

Black carbon has a significant adverse effect on human health and can lead to premature death, according to a new study, which could help improve the estimation of the future air pollution mortality burden. The Indo-Gangetic plain is exposed to … Continue reading

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Air pollution: Research links black carbon to increased cancer risk

Long-term exposure to black carbon, a constituent of fine particle air pollution, could increase lung cancer risk by 30%, according to researchers in France. Could stepping out for a breath of fresh air come with its own health risks? Research … 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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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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