Tag Archives: PM10

Brazilian wildfire pollution worsens air quality in distant cities – study

Wildfires in south eastern Brazil produce airborne pollution that worsens air quality in major cities such as Sao Paulo – cancelling out efforts to improve the urban environment and posing health risks to citizens, according to a new study. The … Continue reading

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‘Smog emergency’ forces traffic bans across Italian cities

Italy’s biggest cities have been forced to ban hundreds of thousands of vehicles from the roads after days of persistent smog. Air pollution has spiked above normal levels for up to ten consecutive days in Milan, Rome, Florence, Turin, Venice … Continue reading

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Australian bush fires cause air pollution spike across Wellington region

Wellington’s air pollution levels are spiking as some of the worst bush fires in history rage across the Tasman. Air currents are carrying smoke and pollutants from Australia, up the west coast of the South Island, and then across the middle … Continue reading

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Polluted air in Iran sends over 12,800 citizens to hospitals

Air pollution has caused respiratory and cardiac problems for residents of big cities of the country over the past few days, sending 12,838 people to hospitals, Pir-Hossein Kolivand, head of Emergency Medical Services Organization said. High concentration of particulate matter … Continue reading

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Memory is damaged by air pollution, researchers find

New research from the University of Warwick shows that human memory is significantly worse in parts of England with high levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and air particulates (PM10). The difference in memory quality between England’s cleanest and most-polluted areas … Continue reading

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Air pollution can turn men bald by destroying a hair growth protein, scientists say

Air pollution on busy roads has been linked to baldness in men as particles in exhaust fumes destroy a hair growth protein, scientists have found. Particulate matter (PM) in the atmosphere could impact both hair growth and retention, according to … Continue reading

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Babies exposed to air pollution have greater risk of death – study

Infant mortality rate higher in babies exposed to pollutants such as sulphur dioxide Babies living in areas with high levels of air pollution have a greater risk of death than those surrounded by cleaner air, a study has found. It … Continue reading

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Singapore cracks world’s top 10 most-polluted cities as haze continues

Indonesian fires choking this part of the region have shot Singapore into the top 10 rankings of the world’s most polluted cities, according to live data from global air quality monitoring firm AirVisual this morning. Our haze situation remains firmly … Continue reading

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