Tag Archives: PM – Particulate Matter

Air pollution linked to nearly 400,000 premature deaths 

Bulgaria and Poland have the highest levels of premature deaths attributed to particulate pollution. Air quality in Europe is improving, but pollution is still killing a lot of people. Fine particulate matter pollution caused 399,000 premature deaths in EU countries … Continue reading

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Hadapsar, Navi peth, Mandai have the worst air quality in Pune 

Besides chemical pollutants, particulate matter is also above the standard level prescribed by the Central Pollution Control Board. In an alarming revelation, the Pune Municipal Corporation’s environment status report (ESR) 2016-17 claimed that Hadapsar has been recorded as one of … Continue reading

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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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