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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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Air pollution ‘link to stroke risk’

Air pollution is linked to an increased risk of stroke, a large global study in the British Medical Journal suggests. Scientists say even short-term spikes in pollution were mirrored by a rise in strokes – particularly in low and middle-income … Continue reading

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Researchers link air pollution to heart diseases

Responsible for 400,000 deaths each year globally, air pollution has yet to be sufficiently addressed by the world’s governments, researchers have warned. EurActiv France reports. Air pollution damages the heart. According to an expert position paper published in the European … Continue reading

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