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Air pollution ‘linked’ to higher risk of children developing asthma

Fine air pollutants may contribute to the development of asthma and wheezing in children, according to a study by researchers in Denmark. They found children exposed to higher levels of fine particles in the air – known as PM2.5 – … Continue reading

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Study finds that air pollution is a driver of residential electricity demand

A study conducted by Associate Professor Alberto Salvo from the Department of Economics at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences revealed that households respond to ambient air pollution by increasing electricity consumption, which in … Continue reading

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Two new studies explore how pollution affects the brain

USC researchers are investigating the impact of fine particle pollution on child brain growth and in older women who aren’t eating enough fish. Apair of recently published USC studies add to our growing understanding of how fine particle pollution — … Continue reading

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Coronavirus: Scientists find ‘unambiguous evidence’ that Covid-19 can remain airborne

Following months of speculation and disagreement in the health community, a team of researchers has found that Covid-19 is airborne and that current social distancing guidelines could lead to more exposures and outbreaks. Confirmation of aerosol transmission, at distances of … Continue reading

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Drivers who keep their windows down are exposed to 80 percent more air pollution

Car users from the world’s least affluent cities are exposed to a disproportionate amount of in-car air pollution because they rely heavily on opening their windows for ventilation, finds a first of its kind study from the University of Surrey. … Continue reading

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Brain injuries, alcohol and air pollution among 12 preventable causes of dementia: new research

Brain injuries, excessive alcohol consumption and exposure to air pollution can all increase the risk of dementia, according to new research. Those three actions have been added to a list of risk factors avoidable behaviours that experts believe to be … Continue reading

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Size matters in air pollution – but it’s not enough

Current regulations on air pollution mainly focus on the mass of particles of a particular size range in a sample, and this has been used as a marker for their threat to human health. But these air quality standards do … Continue reading

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‘Compelling’ evidence air pollution worsens coronavirus – study

Exclusive: best analysis to date indicates significant increases in infections, hospital admissions and deaths There is “compelling” evidence that air pollution significantly increases coronavirus infections, hospital admissions and deaths, according to the most detailed and comprehensive analysis to date. The … Continue reading

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