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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 dementia risk, says leading expert

Air pollution has emerged as a small but important risk factor for dementia and cognitive decline, experts say – and Australia probably has a false sense of security about how clean our air is. One of Australia’s leading dementia epidemiologists … Continue reading

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Healthy teenagers at risk of irregular heartbeats from air pollution, says study

Concern as heart arrhythmias appear to be triggered even when air pollution within quality limits Healthy teenagers are more prone to irregular heartbeats after breathing in fine particulate air pollution, according to the first major study of its impact on … Continue reading

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Cancer breakthrough is a ‘wake-up’ call on danger of air pollution

Scientists uncover link between car fumes and lung cancer that helps explain why so many non-smokers develop disease Scientists have uncovered how air pollution causes lung cancer in groundbreaking research that promises to rewrite our understanding of the disease. The … Continue reading

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Prenatal exposure to air pollution increases risk of childhood allergic rhinitis and asthma

In a recent study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, researchers assessed the impact of prenatal exposure to air pollution on immune perturbations.  There is evidence that long-term exposure to air pollution in early life adversely affects … Continue reading

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Heatwaves and wildfires to worsen air pollution: UN

More frequent and intense heatwaves and wildfires driven by climate change are expected to worsen the quality of the air we breathe, harming human health and ecosystems, the UN warned Wednesday. A new report from the UN’s World Meteorological Organization … Continue reading

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Researchers examine the effect of cumulative exposure to air pollutants with lung cancer diagnosis

Researchers from Vancouver, British Columbia examine the effect of duration of past exposure to air pollution with lung cancer diagnosis. In 2013, the International Agency of Research on Cancer classified outdoor air pollution and particulate matter of 2.5 micrograms/meter3 (PM … Continue reading

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Exposure to air pollutants released during wildfires has ill effects among children

New research linking air pollution data from federal monitors in the Sacramento area of California, including during significant fires, is showing ill effects of pollution exposure among children, a new University of California, Davis, study suggests. Blood samples show that … Continue reading

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