Tag Archives: PM – Particulate Matter

Size matters in air pollution – but it’s not enough

Current regulations on air pollution mainly focus on the mass of particles of a particular size range in a sample, and this has been used as a marker for their threat to human health. But these air quality standards do … Continue reading

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Cairo car drivers exposed to dangerous levels of pollution, new study finds

Car drivers in Cairo are exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution, finds an unprecedented new study from the University of Surrey. Greater Cairo, which is the sixth largest city in the world, is home to 2.4 million cars and … Continue reading

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North Texans breathed polluted air nearly 30% of 2018, report says

Air quality in Dallas-Fort Worth reached above-normal pollution levels on 106 days, according to the report. Air quality in Dallas-Fort Worth reached above-normal pollution levels on 106 days in 2018, according to a new report by the Environment Texas Research … Continue reading

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New research shows outdoor workers are exposed to 15% more pollution than the average Londoner

We are building the evidence base that proves government must act on air quality says British Safety Council. An app developed by King College London as part of the British Safety Council’s Time to Breathe campaign is building on a … Continue reading

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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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