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It’s time to recognise air pollution as an occupational health hazard

British Safety Council’s report makes the case for urgent action on the impact of air pollution on outdoor workers The British Safety Council has launched a report ‘Impact of air pollution on the health of outdoor workers’ which provides compelling … Continue reading

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Diagnosing urban air pollution exposure with new precision

A new review of studies on levels of urban exposure to airborne pollutants and their effects on human health suggests that advanced instrumentation and information technology will soon allow researchers and policymakers to gauge the health risks of air pollution … Continue reading

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One in six people dying of lung cancer in UK are non-smokers, experts say

Scientists blame rise on car fumes, secondhand smoke and soot from wood-burning stoves Growing numbers of non-smokers are being diagnosed with lung cancer, many at a stage when it is incurable, experts in the disease have revealed. They blame the … Continue reading

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Air pollution poses risks for childhood cancer survivors

Poor air quality days significantly increase the risk of hospitalizations for respiratory issues in young survivors of cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) and published … Continue reading

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‘Landmark’ study links air pollution to unborn baby growth

A new study from scientists at the University of Aberdeen has revealed that exposure to air pollution is linked to babies’ growth during pregnancy The study analysed over a decade’s worth of research evidence from around the world to establish the … Continue reading

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Air Pollution Is Killing More People Than Smoking—and Fossil Fuels Are Largely to Blame

Air pollution causes up to 8.8 million premature deaths each year around the globe, surpassing worldwide deaths from smoking. A new study, published late last month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, finds that about 65 percent … Continue reading

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Millions of child asthma cases linked to traffic pollution every year

Four million cases of childhood asthma globally could be attributable to nitrogen dioxide from traffic pollution every year. Pollution from vehicles may damage airways, leading to inflammation and the development of asthma in children who are genetically predisposed to the … Continue reading

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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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