Tag Archives: PM – Particulate Matter

Air Pollution with particulate matter about 2.5 micron increases lung damage

A new study published in the Journal of American Medical Association shows that sulfate, ammonium, and nitrate elements of Particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5) were linked to the most damage and were associated with baseline severity, illness progression, and death among … Continue reading

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Air pollution with smaller particles has greater association with childhood asthma

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Anthropogenic air pollution more significant than desert dust: In the Middle East, more than 90 percent of the fine aerosol particles that are detrimental to health and the climate originate from human-made sources

In the Middle East, more than 90 percent of the fine aerosol particles that are detrimental to health and the climate originate from human-made sources At the beginning of the year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that the Middle … Continue reading

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Size of air pollution particles may affect a person’s risk of dying from stroke, study finds

Living in areas with higher air pollution is associated with an increased risk of in-hospital death from stroke, and the risk varies depending on the size of the air pollution particles, according to a new study published in the May … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to deadly heart rhythm disorder

Life-threatening arrhythmias are more common on days with highly polluted air, according to research presented today at Heart Failure 2022, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1 The study was conducted in patients with an implantable cardioverter … Continue reading

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Air pollution exposure may cause heart attack within an hour

Exposure to air pollutants—even at levels below World Health Organization air quality guidelines—may trigger a heart attack within the hour, according to a new study from China that found the risks were highest among older people and when the weather … Continue reading

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Smog smothers Beirut at the start of Spring

Beirut’s air quality is a consistent problem, creating long-term health risks for its residents. A heavy cloud of smog smothered Lebanon’s capital city of Beirut this week, with air pollutant levels reaching a high of 9.5 times the WHO recommended air … Continue reading

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Harmful air pollution now affects 99 per cent of everyone on Earth

Almost everyone on Earth lives in areas with harmful levels of air pollution that breach new guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO). The official figure is that 99 per cent of the world’s population is affected, up from 90 … Continue reading

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