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Delhi Air Pollution: ‘Dust’ Screen Hiding Bigger Killers

Dust may be the most visible marker of Delhi’s air pollution, but its sheer abundance may actually be masking the bigger killers- emissions from vehicles, thermal power plants and industries. Studies and research reports have underlined that it’s the chemical … Continue reading

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European Air Quality Index: current air quality information at your finger tips

A new European Air Quality Index, launched today by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Commission, allows users to check the current air quality across Europe’s cities and regions. The Index is accompanied by new country fact sheets … Continue reading

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Sulfur dioxide pollution tied to degraded sperm quality

Men’s sperm counts have plummeted by up to 60% over the last 40 years in Western countries and by nearly 30% since 2001 in China. Experts lack firm answers regarding the cause of the sperm deficit but suspect that behaviors … Continue reading

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Scientist finds children at risk from surprising source of air pollution

We think of schools as safe places for children, but there’s an invisible hazard lurking right outside the front door. A recent study by Matthew Adams, assistant professor with U of T Mississauga’s Department of Geography, found that school kiss-and-ride … Continue reading

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Volcanic ‘plumerang’ could impact human health 

A new study has found a previously undetected potential health risk from the high concentration of small particles found in a boomerang-like return of a volcanic plume. A team of scientists, led by Dr Evgenia Ilyinskaya at the University of … Continue reading

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Keeping cool in the summer leads to increased air pollution 

As the weather warms, so does the use of air conditioners. But running these devices requires power plants to ratchet up electricity production, causing air polluting emissions to rise. An analysis of 27 states found that, on average, summer emissions … Continue reading

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Peru’s plans to cut air quality rules would smooth sale of top polluter 

Proposals to raise legal limits of sulfur dioxide by more than 12 times linked directly to sale of US-owned smelter in the Andes It’s a fairly common tactic in Peru to issue a significant or potentially controversial decision or resolution … Continue reading

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Bad Air Contributing to Poor Mental Health and Being Unhappy, Study Finds

Economic progress in many developing countries is often accompanied by increased air pollution and this, in turn, is contributing to higher levels of depression, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health finds. The discovery contributes to … Continue reading

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