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Billions of air pollution particles found in hearts of city dwellers

Exclusive: Study shows associated damage to critical pumping muscles, even in children The hearts of young city dwellers contain billions of toxic air pollution particles, research has revealed. Even in the study’s youngest subject, who was three, damage could be … Continue reading

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Pollution warning over car tyre and brake dust

Dust from car brakes and tyres will still pollute city air even when the vehicle fleet has gone all-electric, a report has warned. Fragments of microplastics from tyres, road surfaces and brakes will also flow into rivers, and ultimately into … Continue reading

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Air pollution ages your lungs and increases your risk of COPD, study says

Air pollution does a lot more damage to our lungs than scientists realized, according to a new study in Monday’s European Respiratory Journal. Researchers found it ages lungs more quickly and putting us at higher risk of COPD.Your lung function … Continue reading

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The dirty truth: Four out of every 10 Americans live with unhealthy levels of air pollution

The American Lung Association’s yearly State of the Air report ranked the cleanest and dirtiest metropolitan areas California’s cities were among the dirtiest in the country Fresno, Bakersfield and Visalia, California ranked as the worst for air pollution Prescott, Arizona, … Continue reading

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Take a deep breath – and worry

Stand next to a busy road and a typical half litre breath can contain around a million tiny pollution particles, many with diameters smaller than the wavelength of light. Fortunately, most of these are breathed straight back out again but … Continue reading

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Pollutionwatch: Enjoy the sunshine – but not too strenuously

The coldest May since 1996 ended the coldest spring for over 50 years. In spite of the lower than average temperatures, last month’s sunshine, when it did appear, was as strong as ever. Sunshine in May can be as strong … Continue reading

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“State of the Air” report finds improvements in U.S. air quality, but smog problems persist

Are you living in a state or city that has earned an “F” in air quality? The American Lung Association has released its annual “State of the Air” report that details which parts of the country have the cleanest air … Continue reading

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Pollution from car emissions killing millions in China and India

An explosion of car use has made fast-growing Asian cities the epicentre of global air pollution and become, along with obesity, the world’s fastest growing cause of death according to a major study of global diseases. In 2010, more than … Continue reading

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