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Air pollution could kill 160,000 in next decade – report

British Heart Foundation predicts current total of 11,000 particulate-related deaths per year will continue to rise More than 160,000 people could die over the next decade from strokes and heart attacks caused by air pollution, a charity has warned. That … Continue reading

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Prenatal air pollution exposure tied to childhood blood sugar

Kids who are exposed to air pollution in the womb may have higher blood sugar levels during childhood than kids without this exposure, according to a study that suggests particle pollution could be an environmental risk factor for diabetes. Researchers … Continue reading

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Bangkok’s ranks world’s third worst air quality. Forecast to be bad for the rest of the week

Bangkok ended up recording the world’s third worst air quality on Air Visual, the air quality monitoring app, yesterday. Not a chart you want to be on top of. Meanwhile, the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority remains on high alert for a … Continue reading

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Brake dust air pollution may have same harmful effects on immune cells as diesel exhaust

Metal particles from the abrasion of brake pads – up to a fifth of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) air pollution at roadsides – may cause inflammation and reduce the ability of immune cells to kill bacteria a new study has … Continue reading

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Air pollution soars in Thai capital, authorities issue warning

Authorities in Thailand’s capital warned people to wear face masks or stay indoors on Thursday after choking air pollution returned to Bangkok following months of clear air in one of the world’s top tourist destinations. The national Pollution Control Department … Continue reading

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Depression and suicide linked to air pollution in new global study

Cutting toxic air might prevent millions of people getting depression, research suggests People living with air pollution have higher rates of depression and suicide, a systematic review of global data has found. Cutting air pollution around the world to the … Continue reading

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Air pollution is breaking our hearts: Human and marine health is affected in similar ways

Air pollution is associated with detrimental effects on human health, including increased risk of heart disease and stroke. Research published today in The Journal of Physiology by researchers at The University of Manchester shows that the knowledge we have about … 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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