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Smog rings alarm bells in Chiang Mai

Amid ‘very dangerous’ air pollution, children and elderly told to stay inside The North continued to choke in smog, as air pollution level soared in an increasing number of hotspots after the end of the ban on burning. The level of … Continue reading

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Brief exposure to tiny air pollution particles triggers childhood lung infections

Even the briefest increase in airborne fine particulate matter PM2.5, pollution-causing particles that are about 3 percent of the diameter of human hair, is associated with the development of acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) in young children, according to newly … Continue reading

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Northern China ozone pollution getting worse: study

Concentrations of hazardous ground-level ozone have worsened in northern China despite country-wide efforts to tackle air pollution, according to a study published by Peking University on Tuesday. Stringent winter restrictions on industry, transportation and coal consumption enabled smog-prone northern Chinese … Continue reading

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Household air pollution linked to cardiovascular disease risk

Exposure to household air pollution from using wood or coal for cooking and heating is associated with higher risk of death from heart attack and stroke, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). … Continue reading

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Poor air quality recorded in most of western Taiwan

The air quality in most parts of western Taiwan on Wednesday was generally rated “unhealthy,” prompting state-owned Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) to reduce the output of two coal-fired power plants to cut air pollution emissions. As of noon, the Environmental … Continue reading

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S. Korea to apply stricter fine dust guideline to reduce air pollution

The South Korean government will apply stricter guideline levels for health-threatening particulate matter (PM) to fight back the country’s worsening air pollution. Particulate matter, or fine dust dubbed as PM 2.5, is composed of a mixture of solid and liquid … Continue reading

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Blacks have more exposure to air pollutants raising heart disease risk, death

Blacks often have higher exposure to air pollution than whites, which may partially explain their higher risk heart disease and death compared to whites, according to new research in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, an American Heart Association journal. Exposure … Continue reading

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Smog Monday: Paris air pollution levels to hit dangerous high

Ile-de-France authorities have warned that bad weather and rising air pollution levels will expose Parisians to an alarming upsurge in fine-particle matter this Monday. Paris is set to officially surpass the “warning” threshold for poor air quality. According to Airparif, … Continue reading

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