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Millions of premature births could be linked to air pollution, study finds

Premature births across 183 countries may be associated with fine particulate matter, a common air pollutant, with Africa and Asia especially affected Air pollution could be a contributing factor in millions of premature births around the world each year, a … Continue reading

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Research on short-term effects of air pollution on the health of airways of children with chronic respiratory complaints 

Starting in 2017, researchers will commence their study in Eindhoven on the effects of days with high air pollution on respiratory complaints, medication use and lung function of children suffering from chronic respiratory complaints such as wheezing or asthma. Vera … Continue reading

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Diesel trains may expose passengers to exhaust: Levels of certain airborne pollutants are up to nine times higher in train cars directly behind diesel locomotives than on a busy city street

A new study from U of T Engineering finds that diesel trains may expose passengers to elevated levels of certain pollutants, especially if they are sitting directly behind the locomotive. “Imagine yourself driving down a busy highway in a convertible, … Continue reading

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Tipping point: revealing the cities where exercise does more harm than good 

In at least 15 cities, air pollution has now become so bad that the danger to health of just 30 minutes of cycling outweighs the benefits of exercise altogether, according to new research Who says exercise is always good for … Continue reading

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The war against air pollution has begun – and it will be fought in cities 

The air pollution crisis is getting worse. As the world becomes increasingly urbanised, the battle will be won or lost on the streets of our cities You never see ‘air pollution’ written as the cause on death certificates,” an expert … Continue reading

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Chinese air pollution linked to respiratory and cardiovascular deaths 

In the largest epidemiological study conducted in the developing world, researchers found that as exposures to fine particulate air pollution in 272 Chinese cities increase, so do deaths from cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. The researchers reported their results in “Fine … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to heightened risk of type 2 diabetes in obese Latino children

High levels of pollution may make insulin-creating cells become less efficient, increasing the risk for type 2 diabetes, researchers say Latino children who live in areas with higher levels of air pollution have a heightened risk of developing Type 2 … Continue reading

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Air pollution may lead to dementia in older women 

Tiny particles that pollute the air — the kind that come mainly from power plants and automobiles — may greatly increase the chance of dementia, including dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease, according to USC-led research. Scientists and engineers found that older women … Continue reading

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