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Air pollution linked to deadly heart rhythm disorder

Life-threatening arrhythmias are more common on days with highly polluted air, according to research presented today at Heart Failure 2022, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1 The study was conducted in patients with an implantable cardioverter … Continue reading

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Mopping can create air pollution that rivals city streets

Cleanliness may be next to godliness, but a new study suggests it could have an unexpected downside: A few minutes of mopping indoors with a fresh-scented cleaning product can generate as many airborne particles as vehicles on a busy city … Continue reading

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Ozone pollution: Gas causes $63 billion damage per year to East Asian crops

Rising levels of ground-level ozone in China and nearby countries are having a big effect on the yields of staple crops such as wheat, rice and maize Increasing concentrations of ground-level ozone in East Asia are causing ever more damage … Continue reading

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Long term exposure to air pollution may heighten COVID-19 risk

Long term exposure to ambient air pollution may heighten the risk of COVID-19 infection, suggests research published online in the journal Occupational & Environmental Medicine. The association was strongest for particulate matter, with an average annual rise of 1 µg/m3 … Continue reading

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Air pollution: US wildfires now lead to air pollution events affecting millions

The simultaneous occurence of extreme levels of ozone and particulate matter have increased significantly in the past decade due to wildfires in the western US The area of the western US hit by the unusually high co-occurrence of two air … Continue reading

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EU urban population exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution

The majority of Europe’s population living in urban areas is exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution, said the European Environment Agency on Tuesday. Over 90 percent of urban population is exposed to high levels of fine particulate matter, nitrogen … Continue reading

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Air pollution still too high in most EU Member States

Concentrations of key air pollutants remain too high in most European countries. According to the European Environment Agency’s official data, published today, most European Union (EU) Member States exceed at least one or more of the EU’s legal limits for … Continue reading

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Volatile compounds from personal products drive urban ozone chemistry

Emissions from products like deodorant and lotion played a major role in 2018 high ozone levels in New York Personal care products like deodorant and lotion contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that add fragrance or texture—and these can be emitted … Continue reading

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