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Air pollution ’causes 467,000 premature deaths a year in Europe’

Air pollution is causing around 467,000 premature deaths in Europe every year, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has warned. People in urban areas are especially at risk, with around 85% exposed to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) at levels deemed harmful … Continue reading

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Hot temperatures provoked air pollution alert in Maine over the weekend

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued on Friday an air quality alert due to unhealthy ground-level ozone concentrations in the air along the Maine Coast from Kittery to Acadia National Park. The federal Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday at … Continue reading

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How ozone attacks our food

September marks the end of the UK’s summer and also the end of our risk period for summertime smog. From now on, shorter days and weaker sun mean that ground level ozone won’t pass six on the 10-point UK pollution … Continue reading

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Caring for the Air – Forest Fires, Air Quality Advisories, and Why Fraser Valley Smog is Worse in the Summer

http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&isUI=1 Forest fires outside our region are having an impact on air quality in the Lower Fraser Valley this summer. Elevated concentrations of fine particulate matter from those fires resulted in an air quality advisory being issued for the eastern parts of the … Continue reading

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Air pollution from China undermining gains in California, Western states

This Dec. 10, 2009 file photo shows smog shrouding a building under construction in Beijing. A new study in the journal Nature finds that while U.S. controls on air pollution have been driving down a major ingredient of smog, ozone … Continue reading

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Most parts of Scotland to be hit by air pollution

A moderate air pollution episode is expected to hit most parts of Scotland tomorrow (Wednesday), according to a leading environmental campaign charity. Friends of the Earth Scotland has warned that air safety standards are forecasted to be broken in 31 … Continue reading

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8 air pollutants destroying the atmosphere

Back in school, you’ll have learned that the air in our atmosphere is composed primarily of nitrogen, at 78%, and oxygen, at 21%, with a number of other trace gases. It’s to these trace gases we’re looking today – more … Continue reading

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Ozone Air Pollution Could Harm Women’s Fertility

Many urban and suburban areas have high levels of ground-level ozone, an air pollutant that can adversely affect lung and heart health. New research in mice suggests breathing high levels of ozone could also affect women’s ability to conceive. In … Continue reading

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