Tag Archives: Health Effects of Air Pollution

Air pollution could kill 160,000 in next decade – report

British Heart Foundation predicts current total of 11,000 particulate-related deaths per year will continue to rise More than 160,000 people could die over the next decade from strokes and heart attacks caused by air pollution, a charity has warned. That … Continue reading

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Poor Air Quality Increases the Risk of Schizophrenia

A new study, which is published in the journal JAMA Open Network, uncovers an unexpected contributor to the risk of developing one of the most complex mental issues – schizophrenia. More specifically, the researchers looked at the effects of exposure … Continue reading

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Prenatal air pollution exposure tied to childhood blood sugar

Kids who are exposed to air pollution in the womb may have higher blood sugar levels during childhood than kids without this exposure, according to a study that suggests particle pollution could be an environmental risk factor for diabetes. Researchers … Continue reading

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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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Belgium has the most new asthma patients due to air pollution in Europe

One in three new cases of people who develop asthma under the age of 18 is due to the bad air quality in Belgium, according to new figures from the Independent health insurance funds. The Independent Health Insurance Funds (the … Continue reading

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Air pollution is breaking our hearts: Human and marine health is affected in similar ways

Air pollution is associated with detrimental effects on human health, including increased risk of heart disease and stroke. Research published today in The Journal of Physiology by researchers at The University of Manchester shows that the knowledge we have about … Continue reading

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Even in small doses, air pollution harms older Americans

Even a little exposure to the fine particles of air pollution can translate into higher hospitalization rates for a number of common conditions among older Americans, a new study suggests. “The study shows that the health dangers and economic impacts … Continue reading

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