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The average person in Europe loses two years of their life due to air pollution

The average person living in Europe loses two years of their life to the health effects of breathing polluted air, according to a report published in the European Heart Journal on March 12. The report also estimates about 800,000 people … Continue reading

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AHA: ozone pollution may be linked to a type of bleeding stroke

Exposure to the main ingredient in smog may be linked to a type of bleeding stroke, according to new research. Studies have shown an association between clot-caused ischemic stroke, the most common type, and fine particulate matter such as air … Continue reading

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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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