Tag Archives: PM10

Air pollution: Why and how it kills 

Air pollution – indoor and outdoor – killed an estimated 6.5 million people in 2012, the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows. Exposure to high levels of air pollution, especially over the long term, can affect human … Continue reading

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Beijing hit by new air pollution crisis as huge sandstorm blows in 

Dozens of flights are reported cancelled and residents urged to stay indoors to avoid breathing in dangerous particles A putrid, nicotine-shaded mist loomed over Beijing on Thursday after a massive sandstorm slammed into the Chinese capital bringing the latest “airpocalypse” … Continue reading

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How to stop the construction industry choking our cities

Building firms need to start treating diesel emissions in the same way as asbestos, says air pollution expert Poor air quality, with diesel the biggest culprit, is now thought to be the cause of 40,000 deaths in the UK each … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Risk Boosted by Even Short-Term Air Pollution, Korean Study Says

Even brief exposure to air pollution can increase the risk of Parkinson’s disease and other neurological diseases, concludes a Korean study. The study, “Short-term air pollution exposure aggravates Parkinson’s disease in a population-based cohort,” appeared in the journal Scientific Reports. Various environmental factors … Continue reading

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Infants are more exposed to harmful pollution on the way to school than on the way home, new research finds 

Babies in prams accompanying older siblings on the school run are twice as likely to be exposed to harmful air pollution in the morning than in the afternoon, a new study has found. The new research, published in the journal … Continue reading

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Stuttgart residents sue mayor for ‘bodily harm’ caused by air pollution

To highlight the dangerous air quality in the German city, which breached EU limits 25 times in January, two neighbours lodged a criminal complaint against city officials. Popular resistance to Stuttgart’s pollution problem is growing On a frosty Friday evening … Continue reading

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Welcome to Onitsha: the city with the world’s worst air 

The Nigerian city has recorded the world’s worst levels of PM10 air pollution. But although the results are lethal, the problem is not taken seriously here Approaching Okpoko market through thick smog on the back of an okada (motorcycle taxi), … Continue reading

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Pollution in London from wood burning on the rise 

If there was one surprise from the recent very high pollution levels, it was the fact that according to King’s College some of the pollution was due to “unusually high levels of domestic wood burning”. This is not to underestimate … Continue reading

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