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Air pollution: Why and how it kills 

Air pollution – indoor and outdoor – killed an estimated 6.5 million people in 2012, the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows. Exposure to high levels of air pollution, especially over the long term, can affect human … Continue reading

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Air Pollution Might Beef Up Dangerous Bacteria 

Air pollution—particulates tossed into the air from car exhaust, factory fumes, and power plants—is nasty stuff. Breathing it in causes damage to your lung tissue. It can trigger asthma attacks. It increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and lung … Continue reading

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Omega-3 oils could tackle damage caused by air pollution, research shows 

New research indicates the benefits of eating omega-3 fatty acids, but also that pollution particles can penetrate the lungs into many organs, including testicles Supplements of healthy fats could be an immediate way of cutting the harm caused to billions … Continue reading

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Air Pollution Linked to Higher Stroke Mortality

More evidence showing that living in areas with high levels of air pollution is linked to a higher stroke risk has come from two new studies. Both studies are published online in the journal Stroke. The first, from the United … Continue reading

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Air pollution now major contributor to stroke, global study finds 

Scientists say finding is alarming, and shows that harm caused by air pollution to the lungs, heart and brain has been underestimated Air pollution has become a major contributor to stroke for the first time, with unclean air now blamed … Continue reading

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EU dilutes proposal to halve air pollution deaths after UK lobbying 

If implemented, weakened proposal means 14,000 people could die prematurely across Europe each year from 2030 EU states have agreed to water down a proposed law aimed at halving the number of deaths from air pollution within 15 years, after … Continue reading

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More Air Pollution Means More Strokes

New research suggests stroke risk may be associated with climate change and air pollution, adding to the growing body of research that shows cardiovascular health is partially determined by the quality of air we breathe. The study—the largest to date … Continue reading

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Air pollution ‘can shrink middle-aged brains’

Middle-aged and older adults who breathe polluted air in towns and cities can be at increased risk of dementia and strokes, researchers have warned. Normal pollution levels – fine particles from traffic fumes, factory and power station emissions and wood … Continue reading

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