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Polluted city neighborhoods are bad news for asthmatic children: Study shows that children with asthma react differently to changes in air pollution depending on the environment they grow up in

Children with asthma who grow up in a New York City neighborhood where air pollution is prevalent need emergency medical treatment more often than asthmatics in less polluted areas. This is according to researchers from Columbia University in the US … Continue reading

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Air Pollution NYC | Air Pollution Manhattan

Thank God for Central Park, because everywhere else in the city is pretty damn polluted. According to a new study from MIT Senseable City Lab, most New Yorkers are breathing toxic air. If you thought the air in your office … Continue reading

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Is city biking hazardous to your health?

People used to say that exercising in New York City was like smoking a pack of cigarettes. Luckily, conditions have vastly improved, according to a recent NYC Health Department report, but some areas of the city continue to have high … Continue reading

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Brooklyn pleads for tough action on air pollution

For many decades an ill wind has blown in Brooklyn. The suburb, in Melbourne’s west, suffers from a level of air pollution caused by a nearby industrial estate north of Geelong Road that soars well above national health standards and … Continue reading

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