Tag Archives: PM – Particulate Matter

Children at Nearly 8,000 U.S. Public Schools Breathe Highly Polluted Air 

Roughly one in every 11 public schools in the U.S. sits within 500 feet of highways and other heavily trafficked roads, exposing 4.4 million students to high levels of toxic air pollution. The data is the result of a new … Continue reading

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Public transport users exposed to more pollutants

Commuters who use public transport are exposed to up to eight times the level of pollutants as motorists, a study has found. Researchers discovered that passengers are exposed to cancer-causing particulates, which come from dust in the air and vehicle … Continue reading

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A plan to clean up Britain’s toxic air 

Pollution shortens Londoners’ lives by between nine and 16 months GAZING out over London’s chimneys, Liverpool’s docks or Edinburgh’s spires can cloud a tourist’s judgment. Air pollution “plagues” Britain, says one UN official. The capital is particularly nasty, and compares … Continue reading

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Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City’s pollution readings alarming: expert

Alarming pollution readings have been recorded in both of Vietnam’s largest cities Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City during 2016, raising health concerns amongst locals. Hanoi’s 2016 Air Quality Index (AQI) value, calculated based on the PM2.5 annual mean concentration, … Continue reading

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‘Air pollution impairs function of blood vessels’

Air pollution impairs the function of blood vessels in the lungs, according to a study in more than 16,000 patients presented at EuroEcho-Imaging 2016. “This is the first human study to report an influence of air pollution on pulmonary vascular … Continue reading

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Growth of city trees can cut air pollution, says report 

Planting trees is a cost-effective way to tackle urban air pollution, which is a growing problem for many cities. A study by US-based The Nature Conservancy (TNC) reported than the average reduction of particulate matter near a tree was between … Continue reading

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Petrol cars allowed to exceed pollution limits by 50% under draft EU laws 

Car industry successfully lobbied for loopholes to dilute EU laws limiting toxic particulates emissions for new cars, the Guardian has learned New European cars with petrol engines will be allowed to overshoot a limit on toxic particulates emissions by 50% … Continue reading

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Air Pollution and Your Skin 

Research shows air pollution damages and prematurely ages skin Lung and heart diseases have long been linked to air pollution, but the effects on skin are now beginning to be understood. Air pollution, especially in large and heavily polluted cities, … Continue reading

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