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Nearly 120 million people in US exposed to unhealthy levels of soot and smog – report

American Lung Association’s study also found great disparity between coasts, with 10 of 11 most polluted counties in California The climate crisis has upended progress on improving air quality, with one in three Americans currently living in areas with harmful … Continue reading

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Particulates from solid fuel burning pose threat to health, warns EPA

Air pollution linked to about 1,300 premature deaths in State each year Fine particulate matter arising from burning solid fuels remains the biggest contributor to poor air quality in Ireland, with “worrying localised issues” in cities, towns and villages, according … Continue reading

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European Commission notified of illegal levels of air pollution in Ireland for first time since 2009

For the first time in over a decade, illegal levels of air pollution have been detected in Ireland. The St. John’s Road West monitoring station near Heuston Station, Dublin recorded nitrogen dioxide levels above the European air quality limit due … Continue reading

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Pollutionwatch: European air-quality map exposes dangers

From diesel-stricken Paris to coal-reliant Poland, study of pollution hotspots underlines need for reform The European Environment Agency has shed fresh light on the continent’s air quality. Following the prevailing winds from west to east there is a clear gradient, … Continue reading

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Can Air Pollution Increase Risk Of Diabetes?

Can your risk of diabetes increase due to exposure to airborne particles of dust, dirt, and smoke? A new report warned that outdoor air pollution may be a significant contributor to diabetes cases around the world. The risk does not … Continue reading

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Melbourne’s ‘fog’ is actually particulate pollution

It’s been another cold winter day in Melbourne, with temperatures struggling to make it to 10 degrees Celsius. And while it may look like the fog stuck around all day, there’s more to it than meets the eye. It’s actually … Continue reading

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Could Your Shampoo Be the New Car Exhaust?

Shampoo. Air freshener. Countertop cleaner. Nearly everything in your medicine cabinet or under your kitchen sink is a source of air pollution. Regulators and scientists have known this for years, but recent studies led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric … Continue reading

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Poor air quality recorded in most of western Taiwan

The air quality in most parts of western Taiwan on Wednesday was generally rated “unhealthy,” prompting state-owned Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) to reduce the output of two coal-fired power plants to cut air pollution emissions. As of noon, the Environmental … Continue reading

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