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Air pollution kills thousands in megacities despite lockdowns

– Air pollution is the largest environmental risk to human health globally. – Tens of thousands of people died from related deaths last year, despite an economic slow down caused by coronavirus. – In the five most-populated cities air pollution … Continue reading

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Early exposure to air pollution puts children at higher risk of disease in adulthood

First of its kind study reveals evidence that early exposure to dirty air alters genes in a way that could lead to adult heart disease, among other ailments. Exposure to air pollution has been linked to various diseases in adults. … Continue reading

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How outdoor pollution affects indoor air quality

Wildfire and firework smoke more impactful than inversions Just when you thought you could head indoors to be safe from the air pollution that plagues the Salt Lake Valley, new research shows that elevated air pollution events, like horror movie … Continue reading

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Long-term exposure to low levels of air pollution increases risk of heart and lung disease

Exposure to what is considered low levels of air pollution over a long period of time can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, atrial fibrillation and pneumonia among people ages 65 and older, according to new research published today … Continue reading

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Air pollution significantly raises risk of infertility, study finds

Exposure to air pollution significantly increases the risk of infertility, according to the first study to examine the danger to the general population. The analysis of 18,000 couples in China found that those living with moderately higher levels of small-particle … Continue reading

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Pollen season grows 20 days in 30 years as climate crisis hits hay fever sufferers

Pollen released by plants is also more intense than in 1990 in bad news for those with allergies, research in US and Canada finds The climate crisis is multiplying the miseries faced by people with allergies, with new research finding … Continue reading

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Air pollution caused 1 out of 5 deaths in 2018—that’s more than 8 million, study says

Microscopic, and sometimes larger, particles of soot, smoke and dust that spew out of gas-guzzling factories, ships, cars and aircraft are responsible for 18% of total global deaths in 2018—that equals more than 8 million people, a new study found. … Continue reading

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Toxic air puts six million at risk of lung damage

Around six million people aged over 65 in England are at high risk of lung damage and asthma attacks because of toxic air, according to a new report. It finds that older people and those with lung disease who are … Continue reading

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