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Air pollution kills thousands in megacities despite lockdowns

– Air pollution is the largest environmental risk to human health globally. – Tens of thousands of people died from related deaths last year, despite an economic slow down caused by coronavirus. – In the five most-populated cities air pollution … Continue reading

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PM2.5 air pollution claims 160,000 lives in five cities

Delhi, Mexico and São Paulo are the cities with the highest death tolls, new research finds Fine particulate air pollution (PM2.5) was responsible for approximately 160,000 deaths in the world’s five largest cities in 2020. Exposure to PM2.5 is considered … Continue reading

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Air pollution impacts can be heart-stopping: Biggest study of dangerously small particulate matter and cardiac arrest

There is an increased risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) even from short-term exposure to low concentrations of fine particulate matter PM2.5, an international study has found, noting an association with gaseous pollutants such as those from coal burning/mining, bushfires … Continue reading

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Shipping air pollution causes 24,000 deaths a year in east Asia – study 

Ship traffic is often overlooked compared to smog-producing cars and factories, but it has more than doubled off east Asia since 2005 A boom in shipping is aggravating air pollution in China and other nations in east Asia, causing thousands … Continue reading

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INFOGRAPHIC: Pollution profile

China expects its carbon dioxide emissions to peak around 2030. At the same time, China will work to increase the non-fossil-fuel share of its energy use to 20 per cent by 2030 On November 12 last year, China and the … Continue reading

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World pollutionwatch: Slow progress on the exhaust front

Travel the world and you will see many of the same types of lorries, buses and cars on the roads but what comes from their exhaust can be very different. The US, Japan and Europe were the first to set … Continue reading

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Seoul mayor extends invitations to clear the air with Tokyo, Beijing

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon is reaching out to his counterparts in Tokyo and Beijing to improve relations between the three countries by collaborating on the common problem of PM 2.5 air pollutants and bolstering exchanges. “Beijing, Tokyo and Seoul are … Continue reading

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Tokyo Air Pollution Climbs, Approaches Government Alert Levels

Central Tokyo air pollution readings neared levels that could require government alerts after thick smog blanketed parts of China for much of this week. The pollution is originating from both mainland China and Japan, Kansuke Sasaki, an air pollution analyst … Continue reading

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