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Study links air pollution to osteoporosis

Air pollution has long been associated with health problems such as respiratory diseases, and has more recently even been linked to psychotic experiences. New research now reinforces the theory that it may also cause osteoporosis. For the recent study, scientists … Continue reading

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Depression and suicide linked to air pollution in new global study

Cutting toxic air might prevent millions of people getting depression, research suggests People living with air pollution have higher rates of depression and suicide, a systematic review of global data has found. Cutting air pollution around the world to the … Continue reading

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Severe air pollution can cause birth defects, deaths

In a comprehensive study, researchers from Texas A&M University have determined that harmful particulate matter in the atmosphere can produce birth defects and even fatalities during pregnancy using the animal model. The team of researchers from Texas A&M’s Colleges of … Continue reading

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Air pollution now major contributor to stroke, global study finds 

Scientists say finding is alarming, and shows that harm caused by air pollution to the lungs, heart and brain has been underestimated Air pollution has become a major contributor to stroke for the first time, with unclean air now blamed … Continue reading

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Farms a major source of air pollution, study finds

Emissions from farms outweigh all other human sources of fine-particulate air pollution in much of the United States, Europe, Russia and China, according to new research. The culprit: fumes from nitrogen-rich fertilizers and animal waste combine in the air with … Continue reading

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Greenpeace: Bulgaria 1st in Europe by Air Pollution

The highest in Europe air pollution with sulfur dioxide and fine dust particles per produced kWh of electricity has been registered in Bulgaria, according to the Bulgarian office of the international eco-organization Greenpeace. Greenpeace cited Monday their own research report. … Continue reading

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Smoke from Yosemite fire brings unhealthy air to area

The air quality in Reno and the surrounding region have been affected by the smoke blowing its direction from the Yosemite Rim Fire. As Reno’s great August smoke-out continues, one of the area’s top atmospheric scientists warns that people should … Continue reading

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NZ air pollution similar to large cities overseas – study

Commuters in Auckland and Christchurch are exposed to levels of air pollution similar to those found in other large cities around the world, a new study reveals. The study, led by University of Canterbury geography Professor Simon Kingham, examined the … Continue reading

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