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PM2.5 air pollution claims 160,000 lives in five cities

Delhi, Mexico and São Paulo are the cities with the highest death tolls, new research finds Fine particulate air pollution (PM2.5) was responsible for approximately 160,000 deaths in the world’s five largest cities in 2020. Exposure to PM2.5 is considered … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to autism

The study of children in Shanghai, from birth to three years, found that exposure to fine particles (PM2.5) from vehicle exhausts, industrial emissions and other sources of outdoor pollution increased the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by up … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to increases in crime

Several reports reveal how pollution affects behaviour Air pollution can directly affect behaviour and dramatically increase crime levels, a series of studies conducted over several years have proven. While the impact of bad air on human health is well-documented, “there is … Continue reading

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Humidity, slow wind leads to heavy air pollution in Shanghai 

SHANGHAI reported heavy air pollution on Thursday with tiny particle PM2.5 being the major pollutant, according to Shanghai Environmental Monitoring Center. The air quality index has been rising since morning, and surpassed 200 — the threshold for heavy pollution — … Continue reading

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Poor air quality prompts city to activate emergency measures again this morning 

Shanghai environmental authority activated emergency measures against air pollution this morning. It is the second time such measures were launched within eight days. Schools and kindergartens have been ordered to cancel outdoor activities, operations at constructions sites within the Outer … Continue reading

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Shanghai Warns People to Stay Indoors on ‘Severe’ Air Pollution

Shanghai warned children and elderly to remain indoors and everyone else to avoid physical activity outdoors as air pollution levels worsened. The city’s air was classified as “severely polluted,” the worst level of a 6-grade scale, as the air quality … Continue reading

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Most China cities fail to meet air quality standards

Only eight out of China’s 74 biggest cities passed the government’s basic air quality standards in 2014, the environment ministry has said. The most polluted cities were in north-eastern Hebei, the province that surrounds the capital Beijing. Beijing and Shanghai … Continue reading

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Beijing in first smog alert of year

Beijing issued its first smog alert of 2015 on Tuesday, with the PM2.5 index passing the 200 level. The alert will probably remain in force until Friday, the municipal environmental authority said. Based on the official daily air quality forecast, … Continue reading

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