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Study is first to show that air pollutants increase risk of painful periods for women

Dysmenorrhea, that is, frequent severe and painful cramps during menstruation from abnormal contractions of the uterus, is the most common of all gynecological disorders. It affects between 16-91% of girls and women of reproductive age, of whom 2%-29% have symptoms … Continue reading

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Research connects air pollution to worst Taiwanese drought in nearly 60 years

A new study co-published by researchers at the University at Albany and National Central University (NCU) has linked air pollution to the worst drought that Taiwan has experienced in more than a half-century. The study, published in the Journal of … Continue reading

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Air quality dips to unhealthy levels in many parts of Taiwan

Poor air quality was recorded in multiple locations across Taiwan on Thursday, as stagnant winds limited the dispersal of domestic air pollutants, according to the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA). In an air quality report on Thursday, the EPA said its … Continue reading

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7 districts in Taichung, Taiwan exposed to 8 cancerous air pollutants

7 districts of Taichung, Taiwan exposed to high concentrations of 8 carcinogens in air A study of air pollution in Taichung City has found that seven districts contain unacceptable levels of PM2.5 and eight first-level airborne carcinogens, reported SETN. On … Continue reading

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18 monitors flash red warnings for air pollution in southern Taiwan

Tainan and Kaohsiung, among other southern areas, are experiencing unhealthy PM2.5 levels Clouds of thick smog are again lingering heavy over some of Taiwan’s southern cities. Residents of Kaohsiung, Tainan and surrounding city and prefecture areas are reporting bad air … Continue reading

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Kaohsiung ranks as having worst PM2.5 levels in Taiwan in 2018

Kaohsiung ranked as having worst PM2.5 air pollution of any city in Taiwan in 2018, though it saw a 24% decrease over previous year Kaohsiung City was ranked as having the worst levels of PM2.5 air pollution out of all … Continue reading

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12 stations flash red pollution alerts in central, southern Taiwan

Due to poor diffusion conditions and an accumulation of pollutants, the air quality in central and southern Taiwan is still poor with harmful levels of pollution reported in 30 air quality monitoring stations, 12 of which are flashing red alerts. … Continue reading

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Air pollution may be linked to heightened mouth cancer risk: High levels of fine particulate matter and to lesser extent, ozone, may be key

High levels of air pollutants, especially fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and to a lesser extent, ozone, may be linked to a heightened risk of developing mouth cancer, suggests the first study of its kind, published online in the Journal of … Continue reading

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