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Air pollution body to crack down on black carbon

The convention on air pollution is due to issue voluntary measures this week to curb black carbon emissions. The convention on air pollution will be meeting from 6 to 8 December in Geneva, where it will adopt guidelines on how … Continue reading

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Health consequences of air pollution on populations

What are the health consequences of air pollution on populations? Exposure to high levels of air pollution can cause a variety of adverse health outcomes. It increases the risk of respiratory infections, heart disease and lung cancer.  Both short and … Continue reading

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Air pollution in Europe still killing 300,000 a year: EEA

Premature deaths caused by fine particle air pollution have fallen 10% annually across Europe, but the invisible killer still accounts for 307,000 premature deaths a year, the European Environment Agency said Monday (15 November). If the latest air quality guidelines … Continue reading

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Thick, toxic smog over Indian capital as temperatures, wind speed drop

New Delhi’s air quality plummeted again on Friday, and a thick haze of toxic smog hung over India’s capital due to a drop in temperature and wind speed, and a spike in the burning of crop waste in surrounding farmlands. … Continue reading

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European cities could avoid an extra 114,000 premature deaths every year by meeting the new WHO air quality guidelines

An update of the ISGlobal Ranking of Cities shows that the new air pollution recommendations could save up to 58,000 additional deaths for PM2.5 and 56,000 for NO2 compared to the previous recommendations A health impact assessment from the Barcelona … Continue reading

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Lockdown-driven air pollution cuts lower heart attack risk

The number of people in the US suffering from heart attacks fell during the Covid-19 lockdowns, as air quality improved due to the reduction in the number of cars on the road, a study has found. “Reducing pollution is not … Continue reading

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Ammonia from farms behind 60% of UK particulate air pollution – study

Problem is causing £8bn a year in health damage but can be tackled cost-effectively, say scientists Sixty per cent of the tiny particles polluting the air in the UK are from ammonia leaking from farms, according to research. The ammonia … Continue reading

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Air Pollution Caused By Global Food Production Is Killing More Than 890,000 People A Year, Study Finds

The food we eat is one of the leading sources of the toxic ambient fine particulate matter PM2.5, leading to over 890,000 premature death per year, according to a new study examining air pollution released through the global food supply … Continue reading

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