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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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Researchers uncover a mechanism linking inhaled diesel pollution and respiratory distress

Researchers have, for the first time, shown how exhaust pollution from diesel engines is able to affect nerves within the lung. Air pollution is a significant threat to health, they say, and identifying potential mechanisms linking exposure to diesel exhaust … Continue reading

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Mumbai’s air most polluted in November

Balmy afternoons and cool evenings take a toll on Mumbaikars’ health, hospitals see 20% rise in patients with respiratory ailments. Monday was the most polluted day in November, which has been one of the most polluted months this year and … Continue reading

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Chronic respiratory illness cases rise with air pollution

You don’t have to be a smoker to get chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which causes severe breathing problems. Vehicular pollution, which is increasing rapidly in our cities, is equally harmful. In Chennai, where the number of vehicles is growing … Continue reading

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Air pollution can worsen any pre-existing lung condition

High levels of air pollution can increase asthma, respiratory infections, lung cancer and even death, and heat makes it worse, a U.S. researcher says. Dr. Jonathan Weissler, director of the James M. Collins Center for Biomedical Research at the University … Continue reading

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Valley’s air quality deteriorating

The ministry of environment (MoE) has recently released a fresh data on air pollution. “Level of fine particles in the air with diameters less or equal to 10 micrometer is known as PM10. The national standard of pollutant PM10 is … Continue reading

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