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Kenya blames air pollution for rise in respiratory diseases

Air pollution is a major contributor to respiratory diseases in Kenya, a government official disclosed on Wednesday. Charles Sunkuli, the Principal Secretary Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, said that over eight million Kenyans living in major cities are falling … Continue reading

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‘There is no escape’: Nairobi’s air pollution sparks Africa health warning 

Pollution in the Kenyan capital is ‘beyond imagination’. With Africa’s predicted rise in population – and a constant stream of dirty secondhand cars from Europe and Japan – this urban health crisis could kill 1.5 million within a generation A minibus … Continue reading

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Air pollution cost men sperm count

Small quantities of chemicals as a result of air pollution inhaled by men in developing countries Including Uganda interfere with their ability to father children, researchers have said. Prof Shem Wandiga, a researcher at the University of Nairobi said the … Continue reading

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Nairobi’s polluted air doles out constant flu

Everybody talks about pollution of water in Nairobi all the time. Nobody, at any time, talks about pollution of the air around Nairobi. But they need to, especially if they were to know the extent to which the seemingly clear … Continue reading

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Kenya : Let Nema explain cause of air pollution in city

The air in Nairobi is polluted. Not as bad in some China cities, says the World Health Organisation, but all indications are that it could get worse as more people move to the city and more industries are set up … Continue reading

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Measuring Africa’s Air Pollution

When Jenny Linden, an air quality scientist, tried to measure the pollution in Burkina Faso’s capital city, one of her instruments clogged up. It was designed for road dust in Arizona, but the dust in Ouagadougou far exceeded the machine’s … Continue reading

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