Tag Archives: Nitrogen Dioxide NO2

Health Risks Linked to Air Pollution at Levels Below WHO Targets

Hazy air days often followed by uptick in cardiovascular, respiratory deaths A short-term rise in nitrogen dioxide air pollution could be tied to a bump in local mortality rates the next day, researchers showed in a large international study. Across … Continue reading

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Air pollution breaking WHO limits surrounds 25% of UK homes, study finds

Nearly 8m addresses affected by high levels of toxic particulates and nitrogen dioxide One in four UK homes are surrounded by air pollution exceeding safety limits set by the World Health Organization, a study has shown following research revealing that … Continue reading

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UK found guilty of dirty air breach by EU court

The UK has been found guilty by the European Court of Justice of “systematically and persistently” breaching air pollution limits. The court ruled that, since the 2010, the UK had failed to tackle the problem of toxic NO2 gas emissions … Continue reading

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Long-term exposure to low levels of air pollution increases risk of heart and lung disease

Exposure to what is considered low levels of air pollution over a long period of time can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, atrial fibrillation and pneumonia among people ages 65 and older, according to new research published today … Continue reading

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Court finds Brussels not doing enough to fight air pollution

The government of the Brussels capital region has flaws in its air pollution monitoring policy which is putting residents’ health at risk, a Brussels court ruled Friday. The court said the region lacked sampling points and monitoring stations along some … Continue reading

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European cities with the highest mortality due to air pollution

84% of the population in European cities is exposed to PM2.5 levels above the maximum recommended by the World Health Organization A new study has for the first time estimated the mortality burden attributable to Air Pollution in 1,000 European cities by ISGlobal … Continue reading

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European cities with the lowest mortality due to air pollution

84% of the population in European cities is exposed to PM2.5 levels above the maximum recommended by the World Health Organization A new study has for the first time estimated the mortality burden attributable to Air Pollution in 1,000 European cities by ISGlobal … Continue reading

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Limiting air pollution ‘could prevent 50,000 deaths in Europe’

World Health Organization estimates air pollution kills more than 7 million people each year Limiting air pollution to levels recommended by the World Health Organization could prevent more than 50,000 deaths in Europe annually, according to research. The WHO estimates … Continue reading

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