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Drivers who keep their windows down are exposed to 80 percent more air pollution

Car users from the world’s least affluent cities are exposed to a disproportionate amount of in-car air pollution because they rely heavily on opening their windows for ventilation, finds a first of its kind study from the University of Surrey. … Continue reading

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Size matters in air pollution – but it’s not enough

Current regulations on air pollution mainly focus on the mass of particles of a particular size range in a sample, and this has been used as a marker for their threat to human health. But these air quality standards do … Continue reading

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Children face three times more air pollution during the school run

Children face a worrying threefold increase in air pollution during the daily school runs, causing air quality experts to call for restrictions on the use of cars during those periods. In a study published by the journal Science of the … Continue reading

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Air Quality Levels in Northern Thailand at Unsafe Levels

Chiang Mai yesterday afternoon (March 10) became once again the city with the worst air quality in the world, according to AirVisual.com. Chiang Mai’s air quality index (AQI) had a PM2.5 level of 239 micrograms per cubic metre on average. … Continue reading

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Outdoor air pollution cuts three years from human lifespan – study

Outdoor air pollution cuts three years from human lifespan – study Global survey finds average figure is higher than that caused by smoking tobacco Humans are missing out on almost three years of life expectancy on average because of outdoor … Continue reading

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21 of the world’s 30 cities with the worst air pollution are in India

India has once again topped an annual list of cities with the worst air quality in the world, according to a new report, while Chinese cities have continued to show improvements from the previous year. Twenty-one of the world’s 30 … Continue reading

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The casualties of Mongolia’s doomed love affair with coal

All the rooms in the three-storey Songinokhairkhan hospital in western Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital city, are full. They are mostly occupied by small children being treated for respiratory problems, according to the busy nurses here. The cause is heavy pollution, mainly from … Continue reading

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Air pollution may aggravate nasal suffering with colds and seasonal allergies

People who get rhinitis – an inflamed or congested nose – from colds or allergies may feel much worse if they’re exposed to high levels of air pollution, a recent study suggests. Rhinitis usually involves some combination of congestion, sneezing, … Continue reading

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