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Airborne plastic pollution ‘spiralling around the globe’, study finds

Rising levels of microplastic pollution raise questions about the impact on human health, experts say Microplastic pollution is now “spiralling around the globe”, according to a study of airborne plastic particles. The researchers said human pollution has led to a global … Continue reading

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Lockdown did not reduce air pollution from tyre wear in London

Less traffic meant less congestion, but the remaining vehicles went faster I asked William Hicks how he felt when lockdown suddenly happened in the middle of his year-long air pollution investigation. “Excited,” he replied. Not the answer that I expected. … Continue reading

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Microscopic metal particles in air pollution linked to brain disease

While huge efforts are taken to prevent deaths and illness from Covid, air pollution is a menace that is impacting almost everyone In a playground in Manchester, next to a busy road, Dr Barbara Maher captures air samples to bring … Continue reading

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Revealed: microplastic pollution is raining down on city dwellers

Exclusive: London has highest level yet recorded but health impacts of breathing particles are unknown Microplastic pollution is raining down on city dwellers, with research revealing that London has the highest levels yet recorded. The health impacts of breathing or … Continue reading

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Microplastics ‘significantly contaminating the air’, scientists warn

Abundant levels of microplastic pollution have been found in snow from the Arctic to the Alps, according to a study that has prompted scientists to warn of significant contamination of the atmosphere and demand urgent research into the potential health … Continue reading

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