Tag Archives: heart disease

EU dilutes proposal to halve air pollution deaths after UK lobbying 

If implemented, weakened proposal means 14,000 people could die prematurely across Europe each year from 2030 EU states have agreed to water down a proposed law aimed at halving the number of deaths from air pollution within 15 years, after … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Europe, UK | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Air pollution exposure may raise heart disease risk: Study found exposure linked to poorer blood sugar, cholesterol measures 

Exposure to air pollution can worsen blood sugar levels, cholesterol and other risk factors for heart disease, particularly in people with diabetes, according to a new study. Exposure to air pollution can worsen blood sugar levels, cholesterol and other risk … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Health Effects of Air Pollution, Medical Studies | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

More than half US population lives amid dangerous air pollution, report warns 

American Lung Association’s ‘state of the air’ report finds 166 million Americans are living in unhealthy ozone or particle pollution with serious health risks More than half of the US population lives amid potentially dangerous air pollution, with national efforts … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, USA & Canada | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Air Pollution Kills 3.2 Million People Worldwide Every Year!

Reducing air pollution could save millions of lives according to new research. The World Health Organisation reported that in 2012, around 7 million people died as a result of exposure to air pollution. You can find out more about the … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Health Effects of Air Pollution | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Air pollution ‘harmful for those with failing hearts’

Air pollution is harming people with weak hearts – even killing them, a big international study reveals. Experts estimate the toll includes thousands of Britons each year. The British Heart Foundation, which funded The Lancet work, says the UK must … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Health Effects of Air Pollution, UK | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Air pollution can trigger heart arrhythmias: study

For people with existing heart problems, exposure to high levels of air pollution can trigger the irregular heartbeats that may lead to a stroke or heart attack, according to a new study. Past research has linked air pollution to ventricular … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Health Effects of Air Pollution | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Air Pollution Linked To Early Death Heart Attack Survivors, Study Shows

Air pollution increases the chances of heart attack survivors dying early, research has shown. Higher levels of tiny sooty particles in the air led to more deaths among patients after they had left hospital. Experts monitored more than 154,000 patients … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Health Effects of Air Pollution, World News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Fog, haze lead to big spike in pollution levels

An air quality report from the Ministry of Environmental Protection ranked Handan, Baoding and Shijiazhuang in Hebei and Zhengzhou in Henan as the top four most-polluted cities among 120 monitored nationwide. The Air Pollution Index in the four cities reached … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, China | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment