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Link between forest fire smoke and pollution events discovered 

Smoke from forest fires might contribute to more than half of certain gritty air pollution events in the continental U.S. during the summer, and as much as 20 percent of those events throughout the year, according to new research at … Continue reading

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‘Airpocalypse’: Delhi braces for air pollution rise

As Hindus across India celebrate Diwali this week, scientists fear a ban on firecrackers and other emergency anti-pollution measures deployed by authorities may not be enough to prevent a repeat of last year’s “airpocalypse” in Delhi. Each year, as winter … Continue reading

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Wildfires are creating a public health crisis of smoke problems.

In the new “Smoke Belt,” it’s raining ash and respiratory illnesses. No one knows what sparked the violent fires ablaze in the hills of California wine country. Over the past week, the flames have torched more than 160,000 acres across Napa and … Continue reading

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Mothers’ exposure to air pollution tied to cellular changes in kids

Women who breathe polluted air during pregnancy have babies with greater signs of “aging” in their cells when they’re born compared to babies whose mothers breathed cleaner air, a new study finds. Babies with higher exposure to fine particle pollution … Continue reading

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California’s Fires Are Making The Air Quality Worse Than Delhi

As climate change makes wildfires more common and stronger, clean air is also at risk. The deadly wildfires in Northern California have killed at least 23 people, with hundreds still missing, and destroyed more than 3,500 homes and other buildings. The human … Continue reading

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Air pollution from California fires equals a year’s worth of traffic, analyst says

According to local fire officials, buildings in California’s Napa and Sonoma counties were being evacuated on Monday morning, after multiple wildfires began spreading throughout the area with a thick smoke and large flames. According to the state Department of Forestry … Continue reading

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Air pollution exposure on home-to-school routes reduces the growth of working memory 

Findings of an ISGlobal study underscore the importance of establishing school routes along less polluted streets A new study has demonstrated that exposure to air pollution on the way to school can have damaging effects on children’s cognitive development. The … Continue reading

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Revealed: every Londoner breathing dangerous levels of toxic air particle

Every area of the capital breaches global standards for PM2.5 pollution particles, with most areas exceeding levels by at least 50% The scale of London’s air pollution crisis was laid bare on Wednesday, with new figures showing that every person … Continue reading

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