Tag Archives: Health Effects of Air Pollution

Long term exposure to air pollution may heighten COVID-19 risk

Long term exposure to ambient air pollution may heighten the risk of COVID-19 infection, suggests research published online in the journal Occupational & Environmental Medicine. The association was strongest for particulate matter, with an average annual rise of 1 µg/m3 … Continue reading

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Health Impacts of Air Pollution from Australian Megafires

Models suggest that thousands of Australians experienced dangerous levels of air pollution for several months, leading to more than a hundred deaths. From October 2019 to February 2020, fire ripped through the Australian bush with unprecedented intensity, killing 34 people … Continue reading

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Air pollution: One in 12 child asthma cases linked to nitrogen dioxide exposure

Researchers estimate that 1.85 million new childhood asthma cases in 2019 were linked with exposure to nitrogen dioxide, a toxic gas released by diesel vehicles About one in 12 new child asthma cases worldwide are associated with exposure to a … Continue reading

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The Lancet Planetary Health: 1.8 million excess deaths attributable to urban air pollution in 2019, modelling study suggests

A new modelling study finds that 86% of people living in cities worldwide (or 2. 5 billion people) are exposed to annual average levels of fine particulate matter exceeding the World Health Organisation (WHO) guideline from 2005. A second study … Continue reading

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Air Pollutants And Meteorological Variables Influence Pollen Concentration: Study

Scientists have found that air pollutants influence pollen concentration and different types of pollens have a unique response to weather conditions. Pollens remain suspended in the air and form part of the air we breathe. When inhaled by humans, they … Continue reading

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Meat-eating causes 75,000 Chinese deaths a year through pollution

Dietary shifts towards eating more meat causes 75,000 premature deaths a year in China through air pollution, a study shows.  The study, published in the journal Nature Food, is the first to examine how changes in diets in China from … Continue reading

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Specific components of air pollution identified as more harmful than others

New estimates can help reveal dangers of specific chemicals and inform policies to reduce the impact of air pollution on human health Ammonium is one of the specific components of fine particulate matter (PM2.5), that has been linked to a … Continue reading

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Air pollution can cause serious health consequences to more than 600 million people in South Asia

With another smoggy winter hanging over the vast and thickly populated Indo-Gangetic plains, there are fears of serious health consequences to more than 600 million people living in northern India and Nepal as well as in eastern Pakistan and Bangladesh. … Continue reading

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