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Air pollution killed 238,000 Europeans prematurely in 2020: EU watchdog

Fine particle air pollution led to 238,000 premature deaths in the European Union in 2020, the bloc’s environmental watchdog said Thursday, a slight rise from the previous year. At the same time, the overall rate for EU countries in 2020 … Continue reading

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Air Pollution with particulate matter about 2.5 micron increases lung damage

A new study published in the Journal of American Medical Association shows that sulfate, ammonium, and nitrate elements of Particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5) were linked to the most damage and were associated with baseline severity, illness progression, and death among … Continue reading

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Low levels of air pollution deadlier than previously thought: Study suggests fine particulate matter causes an additional 1.5 million premature deaths annually

Study suggests fine particulate matter causes an additional 1.5 million premature deaths annually The World Health Organization’s most recent estimates (2016) are that over 4.2 million people die prematurely each year due to long-term exposure to fine particulate outdoor air … Continue reading

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More than one million deaths linked to air pollution exposure in Africa

Household air pollution poses severe health risks to infants and young children Nearly all the African continent faces some of the most severe health impacts in the world caused by air pollution, with several countries experiencing some of the highest … Continue reading

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Air pollution and stress contribute to low-birth-weight babies for Hispanic women in Los Angeles

Newborns with low birth weight face increased risks of mortality and long-term disease Fetal growth — which is delicate and precisely programmed — may be disrupted by a mother’s exposure to air pollution and psychological stress during early to mid-pregnancy, … Continue reading

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Air pollution with smaller particles has greater association with childhood asthma

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Air pollution raises our risk of a stroke and its later complications

Exceeding the World Health Organization’s recommended air pollution exposure limit could substantially increase our risk of a first-time stroke Living in a highly polluted area may raise the risk of a stroke and its subsequent complications. Air pollution has been … Continue reading

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Air pollution increases hospital admission risk for autistic children, study suggests

Research shows hospital admissions are linked to even short-term exposure, with boys more at risk than girls Autistic children face an increased risk of hospitalisation if exposed to air pollution for relatively brief periods, with boys more at risk than … Continue reading

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