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EPA’s controlled human exposure studies of air pollution are warranted: The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) carries out experiments in which volunteer participants agree to be intentionally exposed by inhalation to specific pollutants at restricted concentrations over short periods to obtain important information 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) carries out experiments in which volunteer participants agree to be intentionally exposed by inhalation to specific pollutants at restricted concentrations over short periods to obtain important information about the effects of outdoor air pollution … Continue reading

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When air pollution is bad, know how to protect yourself 

There are steps we can take to protect ourselves and our families from air pollution, which has well-documented negative consequences for childhood asthma, birth outcomes, pregnancy risks, cardiovascular health, and other diseases. The World Health Organization reported this month that … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Risk Boosted by Even Short-Term Air Pollution, Korean Study Says

Even brief exposure to air pollution can increase the risk of Parkinson’s disease and other neurological diseases, concludes a Korean study. The study, “Short-term air pollution exposure aggravates Parkinson’s disease in a population-based cohort,” appeared in the journal Scientific Reports. Various environmental factors … Continue reading

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Scientists at Bremen University tracking air pollution in our cities

“You have probably used an app on your mobile phone to get the weather forecast. Now, thanks to a satellite network and ground-based stations, it is possible to get through an app on your phone information about pollution in your … Continue reading

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‘Airpocalypse’ smog events in China linked to melting ice cap, research reveals 

Stagnant weather caused by fast-melting Arctic ice helped create conditions for China’s recent extreme air pollution events, scientists say Climate change played a major role in the extreme air pollution events suffered recently by China and is likely to make … Continue reading

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B vitamins may have ‘protective effect’ against air pollution 

B vitamins may offer some protection against the impacts of air pollution, a small scale human trial suggests. Researchers in the US found that high doses of these supplements may “completely offset” the damage caused by very fine particulate matter. … Continue reading

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Air pollution is devastating UK’s wild flowers turning countryside into ‘monotonous green badlands’ 

‘The very fabric of our countryside is changing under this rain of nitrogen’ Air pollution is having a devastating effect on Britain’s wild flowers by helping nettles, hogweed and other “thuggish” species turn the countryside into “monotonous green badlands”, major environmental … Continue reading

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Infants are more exposed to harmful pollution on the way to school than on the way home, new research finds 

Babies in prams accompanying older siblings on the school run are twice as likely to be exposed to harmful air pollution in the morning than in the afternoon, a new study has found. The new research, published in the journal … Continue reading

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