Tag Archives: Health Effects of Air Pollution

Air pollution linked to higher risk of irreversible sight loss

Large UK study found small pollution rise associated with more cases of age-related macular degeneration “The traditional sign-off with anything to do with with eyes and vision is to encourage everybody to have a routine eye examination once a year, … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to increased mental health outpatient visits

More pollution in the air could be linked to higher rates of mental health service use, researchers at the Yale School of Public Health found in a new study. The findings, which were recently published in the journal Environmental Research, … Continue reading

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European cities with the highest mortality due to air pollution

84% of the population in European cities is exposed to PM2.5 levels above the maximum recommended by the World Health Organization A new study has for the first time estimated the mortality burden attributable to Air Pollution in 1,000 European cities by ISGlobal … Continue reading

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Limiting air pollution ‘could prevent 50,000 deaths in Europe’

World Health Organization estimates air pollution kills more than 7 million people each year Limiting air pollution to levels recommended by the World Health Organization could prevent more than 50,000 deaths in Europe annually, according to research. The WHO estimates … Continue reading

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Acute Exposure to Air Pollution Can Trigger MI-Related Death

New data from China show that greater exposure to some forms of air pollution, even in the short term, is linked to an increased risk of dying from myocardial infarction. The relationship was seen for particulate matter with an aerodynamic … Continue reading

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Exposure to air pollution in South Asia linked to pregnancy loss, study finds

Pregnant women in South Asia who have been exposed to air pollution face an increased risk of pregnancy loss, miscarriage, and stillbirth, according to a new study. Researchers found that an estimated 349,681 pregnancy losses each year across India, Bangladesh … Continue reading

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Air pollution may contribute to Alzheimer’s and dementia risk – here’s what we’re learning from brain scans

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. It slowly destroys memory, thinking and behaviors, and eventually the ability to carry out daily tasks. As scientists search for a cure, we have been learning more about the genetic and … Continue reading

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Microscopic metal particles in air pollution linked to brain disease

While huge efforts are taken to prevent deaths and illness from Covid, air pollution is a menace that is impacting almost everyone In a playground in Manchester, next to a busy road, Dr Barbara Maher captures air samples to bring … Continue reading

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