Tag Archives: PM – Particulate Matter

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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Bad Air Contributing to Poor Mental Health and Being Unhappy, Study Finds

Economic progress in many developing countries is often accompanied by increased air pollution and this, in turn, is contributing to higher levels of depression, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health finds. The discovery contributes to … Continue reading

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125 million Americans breathe unhealthy levels of air pollution where they live, 2017 ‘State of the Air’ report says

The American Lung Association’s annual “State of the Air” report found that 125 million Americans live in counties with unhealthful levels of either ozone or particle pollution. While that number has decreased from the previous report, and the report card … Continue reading

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EPA’s controlled human exposure studies of air pollution are warranted: The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) carries out experiments in which volunteer participants agree to be intentionally exposed by inhalation to specific pollutants at restricted concentrations over short periods to obtain important information 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) carries out experiments in which volunteer participants agree to be intentionally exposed by inhalation to specific pollutants at restricted concentrations over short periods to obtain important information about the effects of outdoor air pollution … Continue reading

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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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