Tag Archives: PM – Particulate Matter

Air pollution: A threat to your heart and longevity? 

New research links “safe” levels of air pollution to premature death. Every day, you inhale thousands of gallons of air — mostly nitrogen, oxygen, and a smattering of other gases. But that air also contains tiny particles spewed from power … Continue reading

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Air Quality-Life Index: Indians Would Live Four Years More if WHO Standards Are Met 

If the air quality is improved in India as per the World Health Organization’s air standards, Indians would gain four years on average or “a combined more than 4.7 billion life years”, according to the Air Quality-Life Index (AQLI). The AQLI tool has been … Continue reading

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Air Pollution Kills in America Despite EPA Efforts

Air pollution continues to drive premature deaths in the United States with no level of exposure leaving humans unaffected, according to new research. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found a strong correlation between mortality and … Continue reading

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With particles, size really matters 

In 1996, the Scottish scientist Anthony Seaton put forward a new theory about the health problems from modern air pollution. Throughout our evolution, we have always lived with dusts, but Seaton suggested that the problems from modern air pollution were … Continue reading

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Diesel pollution linked to heart damage: PM2.5 associated with harmful changes to heart structure and function

Diesel pollution is linked with heart damage, according to research presented today at EuroCMR 2017.1 “There is strong evidence that particulate matter (PM) emitted mainly from diesel road vehicles is associated with increased risk of heart attack, heart failure, and … Continue reading

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Air pollution in India reducing solar power yield by 17-25%: Study 

India is making a big push for solar energy, with power capacity expected to double this year. But some of the gains, especially in north India, could be offset by a growing problem: air pollution. A new study, the first … Continue reading

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Bad Air Contributing to Poor Mental Health and Being Unhappy, Study Finds

Economic progress in many developing countries is often accompanied by increased air pollution and this, in turn, is contributing to higher levels of depression, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health finds. The discovery contributes to … Continue reading

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125 million Americans breathe unhealthy levels of air pollution where they live, 2017 ‘State of the Air’ report says

The American Lung Association’s annual “State of the Air” report found that 125 million Americans live in counties with unhealthful levels of either ozone or particle pollution. While that number has decreased from the previous report, and the report card … Continue reading

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