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Air Pollution Is Killing More People Than Smoking—and Fossil Fuels Are Largely to Blame

Air pollution causes up to 8.8 million premature deaths each year around the globe, surpassing worldwide deaths from smoking. A new study, published late last month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, finds that about 65 percent … Continue reading

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Melbourne’s ‘fog’ is actually particulate pollution

It’s been another cold winter day in Melbourne, with temperatures struggling to make it to 10 degrees Celsius. And while it may look like the fog stuck around all day, there’s more to it than meets the eye. It’s actually … Continue reading

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Traffic-related air pollutants – priority carcinogens 

Approximately one third of the Canadian population is exposed to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) where they live (defined as areas located 500m on either side of highways or 100m on either side of major urban roads).1 Concentrations of air pollution … Continue reading

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Air pressure high – air quality low

September is normally a good month for air pollution. By this time of year the sun is starting to weaken, making it hard for summertime smog to form and the nights are not yet long, or cold, enough for wintertime … Continue reading

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Madrid air pollution reaches alarming levels

You don’t have to step into the street for Madrid’s roads to pose a hazard to your health: air pollution from cars in the city might just knock you over. Scientists are finding links between the gases and disease. Pollution … Continue reading

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When temperatures drop, pollution levels can soar

On the 5 and 6 March air pollution reached the maximum value of 10 on the UK’s air pollution index – levels where the public are advised to reduce strenuous outdoor physical activity. The easterly air flow that bought cold … Continue reading

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Air Pollution Linked to 1.2 Million Deaths in China

Outdoor air pollution contributed to 1.2 million premature deaths in China in 2010, nearly 40 percent of the global total, according to a new summary of data from a scientific study on leading causes of death worldwide. Figured another way, … Continue reading

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Air quality in Fort Collins reaches “unhealthy” level

Smoke from the High Park fire has sent particulate pollution to some new peaks in Fort Collins, pushing the warning bar into the full, red “unhealthy” range. Previously, the highest spikes had been in the orange, “unhealthy for sensitive groups” … Continue reading

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