Tag Archives: PM – Particulate Matter

Chemicals in skin and hair products contribute to air pollution

Researchers are reporting that chemical emissions from personal care products are contributing to air pollution, according to a new study out of Boulder, Colorado. During rush hour, the magnitude of emissions from personal care products was found to be comparable … Continue reading

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Blacks have more exposure to air pollutants raising heart disease risk, death

Blacks often have higher exposure to air pollution than whites, which may partially explain their higher risk heart disease and death compared to whites, according to new research in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, an American Heart Association journal. Exposure … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to brain alterations and cognitive impairment in children

A study examines the relationship between air pollution exposure during fetal life, brain abnormalities and cognitive impairment A new study performed in the Netherlands has linked exposure to residential air pollution during fetal life with brain abnormalities that may contribute … Continue reading

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Brussels to make public transport free on high air pollution days

The new rules will also see car speed limits cut and wood-burning stoves banned in a drive to improve air quality in the city Brussels has moved to make the city’s public transport and bike share system free on the … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to irregular menstrual cycles

The air your teenage daughter breathes may be causing irregular menstrual cycles. Well documented negative health effects from air pollution exposure include infertility, metabolic syndrome and polycystic ovary syndrome. This study is the first to show that exposure to air … Continue reading

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Polluted streets ‘still poisoning lungs’ in Scotland

Environmentalists have named the Scottish streets they say are being blighted by air pollution fumes. Ten streets across four towns and cities have been revealed as continuing to break Scottish and European air quality standards in 2017, according to figures … Continue reading

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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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