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Early exposure to air pollution puts children at higher risk of disease in adulthood

First of its kind study reveals evidence that early exposure to dirty air alters genes in a way that could lead to adult heart disease, among other ailments. Exposure to air pollution has been linked to various diseases in adults. … 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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New study shows link between hot and dry weather and air quality in Korea

While ozone in the stratosphere acts as a barrier that protects the Earth from ultraviolet radiation, ground-level (or tropospheric) ozone is a dangerous trace gas that can cause serious health problems. This ozone is the result of photochemical reactions between … Continue reading

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Study connects diabetes, air pollution to interstitial lung disease

People with pre-diabetes or diabetes who live in ozone-polluted areas may have an increased risk for an irreversible disease with a high mortality rate. A new study published in the Environmental Health Perspectives connects insulin resistance and repetitive ozone exposure … Continue reading

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Covid-19 deaths exacerbated by urban air pollution

Urban air pollution could make people more susceptible to Covid-19, according to researchers at Emory University. The researchers analysed key urban air pollutants, including fine particle matter (PM2.5), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and ozone (O3) across 3,122 counties in the US from … Continue reading

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Pollination: Air pollution renders flower odors unattractive to moths

A team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, and the University of Virginia, USA, has studied the impact of high ozone air pollution on the chemical communication between flowers and pollinators. They showed … Continue reading

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Gut Health Linked To Air Quality, Unprecedented Study Shows

Most studies into gut health focus on the diet, but could the air we breathe upset our stomachs too? That’s the conclusion of a news study out of the University of Colorado, Boulder. Researchers say poor air quality can have … Continue reading

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England’s pollution levels soared during August heatwave

King George II is said to have described the British summer as, “three fine days and a thunderstorm”. Today, in our climate changed times, a few hot days, a smog alert and flash flooding would be more accurate. In August’s … Continue reading

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