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Breathe clean air, not microplastics! Tyre wear – an underestimated source of air pollution that needs to be tackled

Plastic degradation in our environment is a global threat that affects our planet and our health. According to a new study published by Hull York Medical School (United Kingdom) in March 2022, for the first time, microplastic pollution has been … Continue reading

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Air pollution in London contributes to over 1,700 hospital admissions for asthma

London’s poor air quality led to over 1,700 hospital admissions for asthma and serious lung conditions between 2017-2019, according to new analysis. The report from Imperial College London’s Environmental Research Group modelled the impact of air pollution in London on … Continue reading

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Strict COVID-19 lockdown policies helped reduce air pollution levels and death rates in Europe

Strict COVID-19 lockdown policies such as workplace closures in European cities reduced levels of air pollution and the number of associated deaths, according to new estimates published in Nature’s Scientific Reports. The research, which was funded by the European Centre … Continue reading

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Ammonia from farms behind 60% of UK particulate air pollution – study

Problem is causing £8bn a year in health damage but can be tackled cost-effectively, say scientists Sixty per cent of the tiny particles polluting the air in the UK are from ammonia leaking from farms, according to research. The ammonia … Continue reading

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Baby born in area with ‘dangerously polluted air’ every two minutes in UK, study finds

Every two minutes in the UK a baby is born in an area with “dangerously polluted air”, a study has found. More than 250,000 babies are being born in toxic air hotspots every day, according to analysis by the Asthma … Continue reading

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Europe’s industrial air pollution costing hundreds of billions: EEA

Air pollution from industries in Europe causes health and environmental damage estimated at up to €430 billion for a single year, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said Wednesday (29 September). In 2017, industrial air pollution cost society between €277 billion … Continue reading

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Air pollution has a more devastating effect on life expectancy than smoking and war

Air pollution is a bigger killer than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined, according to a recent report from the Air Quality Life Index (AQLI). Particulate pollution has a more devastating impact on life expectancy than smoking or even war, the … Continue reading

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Covid: Pollution increases risk of Covid hospitalisation, study finds

Living in areas of high air pollution increases the risk of hospitalisation with Covid-19 a new study has found. Imperial College London researchers also found evidence people living in polluted areas may have an increased risk of catching the disease. … Continue reading

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