Tag Archives: PM – Particulate Matter

Research shows how air pollution has a detrimental impact on cardiovascular health

Tiny particles of air pollution — called fine particulate matter — can have a range of effects on health, and exposure to high levels is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease. New research led by investigators at Massachusetts General … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to increased mental health outpatient visits

More pollution in the air could be linked to higher rates of mental health service use, researchers at the Yale School of Public Health found in a new study. The findings, which were recently published in the journal Environmental Research, … Continue reading

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MRI Reveals Air Pollution Impact on Dementia Risk in Women

Older women exposed to higher levels of air pollution can experience a 24-percent increase in Alzheimer’s risk. High levels of air pollution can put women in their 70s and 80s at a higher risk for developing a brain shrinkage that … Continue reading

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Small increases in air pollution linked to rise in depression, finds study

Exclusive: Cutting pollution levels may help to reduce rates of mental health problems, say scientists Small increases in people’s exposure to air pollution are linked to significant rises in depression and anxiety, according to the first such study of UK adults. … Continue reading

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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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