Tag Archives: Health Effects of Air Pollution

Pollution linked to one in six deaths 

Pollution has been linked to nine million deaths worldwide in 2015, a report in The Lancet has found. Almost all of these deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries, where pollution could account for up to a quarter of deaths. Bangladesh and … Continue reading

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Mothers’ exposure to air pollution tied to cellular changes in kids

Women who breathe polluted air during pregnancy have babies with greater signs of “aging” in their cells when they’re born compared to babies whose mothers breathed cleaner air, a new study finds. Babies with higher exposure to fine particle pollution … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to nearly 400,000 premature deaths 

Bulgaria and Poland have the highest levels of premature deaths attributed to particulate pollution. Air quality in Europe is improving, but pollution is still killing a lot of people. Fine particulate matter pollution caused 399,000 premature deaths in EU countries … Continue reading

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Air pollution exposure on home-to-school routes reduces the growth of working memory 

Findings of an ISGlobal study underscore the importance of establishing school routes along less polluted streets A new study has demonstrated that exposure to air pollution on the way to school can have damaging effects on children’s cognitive development. The … Continue reading

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ALS Study Links Long-term Air Pollution with Development of the Disease

Long-term exposure to air pollution increases the risk of a person developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a Dutch study shows. The study, “Long-Term Air Pollution Exposure and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in Netherlands: A Population-based Case–control Study,” appeared in the journal Environmental Health … Continue reading

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Air pollution may have damaging effects on the kidneys

Highlight In a study of US veterans, researchers found a linear relationship between air pollution levels and risk of experiencing kidney function decline and of developing kidney disease or kidney failure. Air quality remains suboptimal in many parts of the … Continue reading

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Air pollution: A threat to your heart and longevity? 

New research links “safe” levels of air pollution to premature death. Every day, you inhale thousands of gallons of air — mostly nitrogen, oxygen, and a smattering of other gases. But that air also contains tiny particles spewed from power … Continue reading

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Dodgy diesel emissions kill 5000 a year in Europe

The test-dodging tricks of some diesel car manufacturers result in extra pollution that is responsible for around 5000 premature deaths a year, according to a new study. About 5000 people across Europe die prematurely every year because of discrepancies between … Continue reading

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