Tag Archives: PM2.5

Wasatch Front’s inversion season starting to set up

It may be clear now in Salt Lake City, but could get worse The air quality conditions along the Wasatch Front Wednesday are good, with values of fine-particulate pollution well below the federal threshold set by the U.S. Environmental Protection … Continue reading

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Exposure to air pollution in South Asia linked to pregnancy loss, study finds

Pregnant women in South Asia who have been exposed to air pollution face an increased risk of pregnancy loss, miscarriage, and stillbirth, according to a new study. Researchers found that an estimated 349,681 pregnancy losses each year across India, Bangladesh … Continue reading

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Air pollution may contribute to Alzheimer’s and dementia risk – here’s what we’re learning from brain scans

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. It slowly destroys memory, thinking and behaviors, and eventually the ability to carry out daily tasks. As scientists search for a cure, we have been learning more about the genetic and … Continue reading

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Microscopic metal particles in air pollution linked to brain disease

While huge efforts are taken to prevent deaths and illness from Covid, air pollution is a menace that is impacting almost everyone In a playground in Manchester, next to a busy road, Dr Barbara Maher captures air samples to bring … Continue reading

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Air pollution a cause in girl’s death, coroner rules in landmark case

A coroner has made legal history by ruling that air pollution was a cause of the death of a nine-year-old girl. Philip Barlow, the inner south London coroner, said Ella Kissi-Debrah’s death in February 2013 was caused by acute respiratory … Continue reading

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MRI Reveals Air Pollution Impact on Dementia Risk in Women

Older women exposed to higher levels of air pollution can experience a 24-percent increase in Alzheimer’s risk. High levels of air pollution can put women in their 70s and 80s at a higher risk for developing a brain shrinkage that … Continue reading

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Air pollution as severe in villages as in urban India, reveals study

The new study, part-funded by NASA, combined satellite data with modelling to estimate levels of small particulate matter that damage health and lead to early death Outdoor pollution is not primarily an urban problem and ambient air is as toxic in rural … Continue reading

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116,000 infants killed within months due to air pollution in India: Study

Particulate matter 30 times finer than human hair that enters the bloodstream and causes severe health risks Air pollution killed around 116,000 infants in India within the first month of being born, found a new global study on air pollution’s … Continue reading

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