Tag Archives: Health Effects of Air Pollution

Quarter of UK pupils attend schools where air pollution is over WHO limit

Estimated 3.4m children learn in unhealthy environment, says charity behind research Millions of British children attend schools where air pollution is worse than the World Health Organization limit, campaigners have said. An analysis found that more than a quarter of … Continue reading

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Establishing a link between air pollution and dementia

More people around the world are falling ill and dying from dementia than they used to. Between 2000 and 2019, the rate of dementia increased by 86%, while deaths from the cognitive disorder more than doubled. Longer life spans and … Continue reading

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Exposure To Air Pollution Increases Hypertension: Study

People who live in areas with polluted air increase their risk for developing hypertension, a leading risk factor for the development of heart disease.  Known as high blood pressure, the hypertension study is the largest of its kind to establish … Continue reading

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Air pollution reductions may prevent 1M premature deaths over a decade, study says

A new study suggests aerosol emissions be included in climate targets in reducing harmful gasses — potentially saving about one million lives per year — researchers said on Tuesday. Aerosol emissions were not addressed in the document setting emissions targets … Continue reading

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Pollution nearly doubles the risk of losing your sense of smell

New research digs into how air pollution can cause anosmia, the loss of smell. The loss of smell, a condition known as anosmia, can severely affect a person’s quality of life, making it extremely difficult to taste foods, detect airborne … Continue reading

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Stronger air pollution standards in U.S. would have significant public health benefits

Reducing certain air pollutants in the U.S. by small amounts would prevent thousands of early deaths each year among elders, according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study, which focused on fine particulate … Continue reading

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Korean Study Adds to Indications That Air Pollution is Tied to Parkinson’s

Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is associated significantly with a higher risk for developing Parkinson’s disease, according to a recent study from Korea. The finding reinforces previous research showing a potential link between air pollution and Parkinson’s. The results also prompted researchers … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to ‘huge’ rise in child asthma GP visits

Exclusive: consultations for asthma and other respiratory infections go up with increased dirty air, finds study A “huge” increase in the number of visits to doctors by children with asthma problems occurs after a week of raised air pollution, according … Continue reading

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