Tag Archives: Black Carbon

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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New agreement to reduce pollution

The European Union reached a new international agreement on 7th May to update the Gothenburg Protocol, aimed at tackling air pollution. Danish EU Presidency and the EU Environment Commissioner issued a joint statement welcoming the new international agreement with Norway, Switzerland … Continue reading

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