Tag Archives: PM10

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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‘Filthy air’ prompts ‘very high’ pollution alert for London 

A “very high” air pollution alert has been issued by the Mayor of London for the first time. Warnings are being issued at bus stops, roadside signs and Tube stations under a new alert system set up by Sadiq Khan. … Continue reading

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Air pollution causes 95% premature deaths in Mumbai and Delhi: Study 

Deaths due to air pollution in Mumbai and Delhi have doubled over the last 25 years, and together with chronic bronchitis, it accounts for 95% of premature deaths in two of India’s biggest cities, found a study by the Indian … Continue reading

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Air quality over Delhi continues to remain ‘very poor’, says city’s traffic police

New Delhi [India]: Delhi and the National Capital Region’s air quality continue to remain ‘very poor’, as the level of prominent pollutants PM 2.5 and PM 10 is above normal at many places, the Delhi Traffic Police reported on Thursday. … Continue reading

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Germany ‘pollution spike’ follows New Year’s Eve fireworks 

New Year’s Eve fireworks contributed to dangerously high levels of pollution in several German cities, official figures suggest. In Munich, particulate levels briefly reached 26 times the EU-recommended daily limit of 50 micrograms of particulates per cubic metre of air. … Continue reading

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‘Air pollution impairs function of blood vessels’

Air pollution impairs the function of blood vessels in the lungs, according to a study in more than 16,000 patients presented at EuroEcho-Imaging 2016. “This is the first human study to report an influence of air pollution on pulmonary vascular … Continue reading

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Air pollution impairs function of blood vessels in lungs: Authors recommend limiting physical activity in heavily polluted areas 

Air pollution impairs the function of blood vessels in the lungs, according to a study in more than 16,000 patients presented today at EuroEcho-Imaging 2016. “This is the first human study to report an influence of air pollution on pulmonary … Continue reading

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