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Higher air pollution in Chinese cities tied to higher mortality rate

New research presented today at APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo examined the burden of air pollution and its association with mortality in Chinese cities. The study by researchers at Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health showed a significant … Continue reading

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China’s capital issues orange alert for upcoming smog

Beijing issued its first orange smog alert ahead of winter on Friday, forecasting heavy air pollution over the next four days, the second-highest alert in China’s four-tier emergency response system. Vehicles with National I and II emission standards and trucks … Continue reading

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Pollution linked to one in six deaths 

Pollution has been linked to nine million deaths worldwide in 2015, a report in The Lancet has found. Almost all of these deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries, where pollution could account for up to a quarter of deaths. Bangladesh and … Continue reading

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North China moves to fight winter air pollution 

Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei have rolled out measures to fight air pollution as the most heavily polluted season, winter, is coming. The port city of Tianjin will restrict production in heavily polluting industries, including steel, casting, construction materials and coking, … Continue reading

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Hong Kong residents told to limit time outdoors as serious air pollution hits city 

Environmental Protection Department says hot weather and light winds means pollution poses a serious health risk Hong Kong authorities urged the public to limit their time outdoors on Wednesday as severe pollution hit the city’s northern areas. The Environmental Protection … Continue reading

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Chinese cities deal with extreme smog, haze

The smog and haze issue in China has been a problem for many years, and recently it has become a severe problem. It has the potential to ruin a healthy life for millions of civilians. The concept of environmental pollution … Continue reading

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Air pollution casts shadow over solar energy production: Hardest-hit areas are big solar investors: China, India, Arabian peninsula 

Global solar energy production is taking a major hit due to air pollution and dust. According to a new study, airborne particles and their accumulation on solar cells are cutting energy output by more than 25 percent in certain parts … Continue reading

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Air pollution: Why and how it kills 

Air pollution – indoor and outdoor – killed an estimated 6.5 million people in 2012, the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows. Exposure to high levels of air pollution, especially over the long term, can affect human … Continue reading

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