Tag Archives: PM – Particulate Matter

Arctic clouds highly sensitive to air pollution

A study by atmospheric scientists has found that the air in the Arctic is extraordinarily sensitive to air pollution, and that particulate matter may spur Arctic cloud formation. These clouds can act as a blanket, further warming an already-changing Arctic. … Continue reading

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Bad behavior in teens linked to air pollution

A lack of clean air through pollution — and the foliage necessary to filter it out — in urban areas has been linked to bad behavior among 9- to 18-year-olds. Tiny pollution particles called particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5), which measure … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to poorer quality sperm

Air pollution, particularly levels of fine particulate matter (PM2.5), is associated with poorer quality sperm, suggests research published online in Occupational & Environmental Medicine. Although the size of the effect is relatively small in clinical terms, given how widespread air … Continue reading

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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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