Tag Archives: PM – Particulate Matter

Air pollution in New York City linked to wildfires hundreds of miles away

A new study shows that air pollutants from the smoke of fires from as far as Canada and the southeastern U.S. traveled hundreds of miles and several days to reach Connecticut and New York City, where it caused significant increases … Continue reading

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Air pollution’s tiny particles may trigger nonfatal heart attacks

A Yale-affiliated scientist finds that even a few hours’ exposure to ambient ultrafine particles common in air pollution may potentially trigger a nonfatal heart attack. Myocardial infarction (MI) is a major form of cardiovascular disease worldwide. Ultrafine particles (UFP) are … Continue reading

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Prenatal air pollution exposure tied to childhood blood sugar

Kids who are exposed to air pollution in the womb may have higher blood sugar levels during childhood than kids without this exposure, according to a study that suggests particle pollution could be an environmental risk factor for diabetes. Researchers … Continue reading

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Brake dust air pollution may have same harmful effects on immune cells as diesel exhaust

Metal particles from the abrasion of brake pads – up to a fifth of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) air pollution at roadsides – may cause inflammation and reduce the ability of immune cells to kill bacteria a new study has … Continue reading

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Depression and suicide linked to air pollution in new global study

Cutting toxic air might prevent millions of people getting depression, research suggests People living with air pollution have higher rates of depression and suicide, a systematic review of global data has found. Cutting air pollution around the world to the … Continue reading

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Air pollution is breaking our hearts: Human and marine health is affected in similar ways

Air pollution is associated with detrimental effects on human health, including increased risk of heart disease and stroke. Research published today in The Journal of Physiology by researchers at The University of Manchester shows that the knowledge we have about … Continue reading

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Air pollution ‘linked to higher glaucoma risk’

Living in a more polluted area was associated with a greater likelihood of having the debilitating eye condition, a study suggests. Air pollution could be linked to a higher risk of glaucoma, according to a new study. Scientists observed that … Continue reading

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Harmful emissions from traffic, trucks, SUVs: New Canada’s national air pollution report

Almost one third of Canadians live near a major road—and this means they go about their everyday lives exposed to a complex mixture of vehicle air pollutants. A new national study led by University of Toronto Engineering researchers reveals that … Continue reading

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