Tag Archives: Health Effects of Air Pollution

Air Pollution Is Killing More People Than Smoking—and Fossil Fuels Are Largely to Blame

Air pollution causes up to 8.8 million premature deaths each year around the globe, surpassing worldwide deaths from smoking. A new study, published late last month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, finds that about 65 percent … Continue reading

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Counties Where Traffic Air Pollution Hurts Children Most

A first-of-its-kind county-by-county heat map details the distribution of childhood asthma due to nitrogen dioxide across the U.S. IN THE U.S., over 6 million children had ongoing asthma in 2016. Globally, asthma kills around 1,000 people every day – and … Continue reading

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Millions of child asthma cases linked to traffic pollution every year

Four million cases of childhood asthma globally could be attributable to nitrogen dioxide from traffic pollution every year. Pollution from vehicles may damage airways, leading to inflammation and the development of asthma in children who are genetically predisposed to the … Continue reading

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Kids living near major roads at higher risk of developmental delays

Young children who live close to a major roadway are twice as likely to score lower on tests of communications skills, compared to those who live farther away from a major roadway, according to an analysis by researchers at the … Continue reading

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Damage estimates of particulate matter air pollution reported in study

A team of researchers including University of New Mexico economics professor Andrew Goodkind is addressing the deadly problem of particulate matter air pollution in the U.S. and how to best mitigate it. Their article, titled “Fine-scale damage estimates of particulate … Continue reading

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Particulate pollution in the air we breathe kills hundreds of thousands a year, study finds

Air pollution is deadly: A new study links exposure to it to more than 107,000 premature deaths in the United States in 2011. It isn’t just killing us; it cost the country $866 billion, more than double the value of … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to psychotic experiences in young people

Teens living in dirty air 70% more likely to have symptoms such as paranoia, study finds Young people living with higher levels of air pollution are significantly more likely to have psychotic experiences, according to the first study of the … Continue reading

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Air Pollution Can Reduce Sperm Production And Cause Other Dangerous Health Problems

Did you know that air pollution particulates can affect your sperm production? A new study has revealed a shocking link between air pollution and infertility. The study focused on the effects of particulate matter, which is a collection of solid … Continue reading

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