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Scientist finds children at risk from surprising source of air pollution

We think of schools as safe places for children, but there’s an invisible hazard lurking right outside the front door. A recent study by Matthew Adams, assistant professor with U of T Mississauga’s Department of Geography, found that school kiss-and-ride … Continue reading

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Don’t be ‘silent assassins’ drivers urged 

Ten times as many people are killed by fumes in the air than road traffic accidents; now a new campaign is aiming to improve Scotland’s air quality. In Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, levels of toxic chemicals in the air are … Continue reading

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Lasers to track vehicles’ emissions in pollution test 

Drivers of polluting vehicles will have their emissions tracked next week in the first use of laser-based roadside technology in Scotland, The Scotsman has learned. A busy junction in North Lanarkshire will be used to test the device, which analyses … Continue reading

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Traffic-related air pollutants – priority carcinogens 

Approximately one third of the Canadian population is exposed to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) where they live (defined as areas located 500m on either side of highways or 100m on either side of major urban roads).1 Concentrations of air pollution … Continue reading

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‘Suggestive evidence’ for link between air pollution and heightened stillbirth risk 

Tighter curbs on car exhaust and industrial waste and boost in fuel quality needed There is ‘suggestive evidence’ for a link between air pollution and a heightened risk of stillbirth, indicates a summary of the available data, published online in … Continue reading

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What causes air pollution?

By definition, pollution refers to any matter that is “out of place”. In other words, it is what happens when toxins, contaminants, and other harmful products are introduced into an environment, disrupting its normal patterns and functions. When it comes … Continue reading

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Summer Wildfires: Chemicals, and Effects on Air Pollution

Wildfires – such as those in California – can have substantial effects on both air pollution and human health. What are the most common pollutants resulting from the California wildfires, and other fire events – and how dangerous are these … Continue reading

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The quality of air you breathe in Chennai is worse than in Delhi

Chennai had the highest proportion of ‘severe’ days based on AQI Official air quality data for the first half of this year shows that while Delhi does indeed face high levels of air pollution, Kanpur, Varanasi and Chennai are worse … Continue reading

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