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Kids living near major roads at higher risk of developmental delays

Young children who live close to a major roadway are twice as likely to score lower on tests of communications skills, compared to those who live farther away from a major roadway, according to an analysis by researchers at the … Continue reading

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Damage estimates of particulate matter air pollution reported in study

A team of researchers including University of New Mexico economics professor Andrew Goodkind is addressing the deadly problem of particulate matter air pollution in the U.S. and how to best mitigate it. Their article, titled “Fine-scale damage estimates of particulate … Continue reading

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Particulate pollution in the air we breathe kills hundreds of thousands a year, study finds

Air pollution is deadly: A new study links exposure to it to more than 107,000 premature deaths in the United States in 2011. It isn’t just killing us; it cost the country $866 billion, more than double the value of … Continue reading

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Haze causes thousands to fall ill in North

More than 8,600 residents in northern Thailand have sought treatment for haze-related respiratory illnesses since January, according to the National Health Security Office (NHSO). Since February, air concentrations of PM2.5 pollutants in the northern provinces have soared beyond the safe … Continue reading

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Northern Thailand’s Air Quality Index Reaches Extremely Hazardous Levels

The worst air quality was in Chiang Rai where the air quality index (AQI) in tambon Wiang Phang Kham in Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai stands at 316. Provincial Governors in Northern Thailand are being urged to step up measures against … Continue reading

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China’s nationwide pollution readings rose 5 percent in January-February – ministry

China’s average concentrations of lung-damaging small particles known as PM2.5 rose by 5.2 percent in the first two months of the year, the country’s environment ministry said on Thursday, casting doubt over its ability to meet winter targets. The nation’s … Continue reading

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Inside Skopje, Europe’s most polluted capital city

Every winter, the pollution in Skopje skyrockets to alarmingly high rates. In 2018, Skopje became the most polluted capital city in Europe, reaching the highest annual mean of PM 2.5, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Tiny particles named … Continue reading

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7 districts in Taichung, Taiwan exposed to 8 cancerous air pollutants

7 districts of Taichung, Taiwan exposed to high concentrations of 8 carcinogens in air A study of air pollution in Taichung City has found that seven districts contain unacceptable levels of PM2.5 and eight first-level airborne carcinogens, reported SETN. On … Continue reading

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