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Brazilian city’s pollution spreads to untouched Amazon rainforest

Pollution from Manaus is affecting pristine areas of the Amazon rainforest Particles interfere with cloud formation causing changes in rainfall patterns in the region The same could be happening in areas of Africa and South-East Asia The pollution plume produced … Continue reading

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Air pollution raises diabetes risk in China: study

Long-term exposure to harmful smog particles increases the risk of diabetes, a new study in China has shown, providing evidence for a link between the country’s air pollution and the disease. China is facing the largest diabetes problem in the … Continue reading

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Air pollution deaths are double previous estimates, finds research

Researchers say dirty air is killing 800,000 people a year in Europe, and urge the phasing out of fossil fuel burning The number of early deaths caused by air pollution is double previous estimates, according to research, meaning toxic air … Continue reading

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A tale of two cities: Is air pollution improving in Paris and London?

For the first time, a joint air pollution study across two mega-cities — London and Paris — measures the impact of policies designed to reduce air pollution from urban traffic over the last 12 years. In a paper, published today … Continue reading

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Air pollution may impact fetal cardiovascular system, Rutgers study says

Exposure to ultrafine particulates, the smallest particles in air pollution, restricts blood flow and nutrients to the uterus Microscopic particles in air pollution inhaled by pregnant women may damage fetal cardiovascular development, according to a study by Rutgers researchers. The … Continue reading

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22 of world’s 30 most polluted cities are in India, Greenpeace says

Analysis of air pollution data finds that 64% of cities globally exceed WHO guidelines Twenty-two of the world’s 30 worst cities for air pollution are in India, according to a new report, with Delhi again ranked the world’s most polluted … Continue reading

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Air Pollution: Scarves do not help in fighting city’s air pollution: Experts

Masks are better, research organisation plans to analyse options The scarves worn by many two-wheeler riders in the city or even pieces of cloth wrapped around the nose are ineffective in fighting air pollution around us. A Pune based institute, … Continue reading

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Men who live on a main road are more likely to struggle to get an erection

Men who live on main roads are more likely to have difficulty getting an erection due to exposure to pollution, a study suggests. Toxic fumes reduced blood flow to the genitals, tests on rats showed, putting them at risk of … Continue reading

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