Tag Archives: PM – Particulate Matter

Seattle and Portland Air is Now Dirtier Than Most Polluted Cities in Asia

For now, two of America’s cleanest cities have dirtier air than the the most polluted cities in Asia. IN THE DAMP and dreary Pacific Northwest, where moss climbs the trees and moisture dribbles down lamp posts and seems to seep through … Continue reading

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Air pollution leads to cardiovascular diseases: Mechanisms that cause vascular damage

Mechanisms that cause vascular damage Air pollution, and fine dust in particular, is responsible for more than four million deaths each year. Almost 60 per cent of deaths occur as a result of cardiovascular diseases. Scientists around Professor Thomas Münzel, … Continue reading

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Wildfires’ smoke gets even worse, prompting B.C. to elevate health-risk warnings for Metro Vancouver to highest levels

Metro Vancouver’s air quality continues to deteriorate as smoke from dozens of serious wildfires remains over the area. This afternoon (August 21), the province revised values for the region’s Air Quality Health Index, elevating health-risk levels from eight and nine … Continue reading

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Forest fires cause pollution worse than that in toxic cities, says NRSC study

NRSC found that such high-magnitude events had the potential to destroy a wide variety of flora and fauna as the levels of pollution become higher than those in some highly polluted cities.   As massive fires engulfed forests in Uttarakhand last … Continue reading

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Chemicals in skin and hair products contribute to air pollution

Researchers are reporting that chemical emissions from personal care products are contributing to air pollution, according to a new study out of Boulder, Colorado. During rush hour, the magnitude of emissions from personal care products was found to be comparable … Continue reading

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Blacks have more exposure to air pollutants raising heart disease risk, death

Blacks often have higher exposure to air pollution than whites, which may partially explain their higher risk heart disease and death compared to whites, according to new research in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, an American Heart Association journal. Exposure … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to brain alterations and cognitive impairment in children

A study examines the relationship between air pollution exposure during fetal life, brain abnormalities and cognitive impairment A new study performed in the Netherlands has linked exposure to residential air pollution during fetal life with brain abnormalities that may contribute … Continue reading

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Brussels to make public transport free on high air pollution days

The new rules will also see car speed limits cut and wood-burning stoves banned in a drive to improve air quality in the city Brussels has moved to make the city’s public transport and bike share system free on the … Continue reading

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