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Tens of thousands of deaths linked to weak US air pollution rules – study

Researchers linked nine causes of death with a certain type pollution when reviewing medical records of deceased veterans US air pollution rules could be hugely insufficient in preventing deaths, experts are concluding from a new study of the likely causes … Continue reading

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Nature might be better than tech at reducing air pollution: Restoring native vegetation could cut air pollution and costs, study finds

Adding plants and trees to the landscapes near factories and other pollution sources could reduce air pollution by an average of 27 percent, new research suggests. The study shows that plants — not technologies — may also be cheaper options … Continue reading

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Prenatal air pollution exposure linked to infants’ decreased heart rate response to stress

A mother’s exposure to particulate air pollution during pregnancy is associated with reduced cardiac response to stress in six-month-old infants, according to Mount Sinai research published in Environmental Health Perspectives in October. This study is the first to find that … Continue reading

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Aspirin may halve air pollution harms

A new study is the first to report evidence that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin may lessen the adverse effects of air pollution exposure on lung function. The team of researchers from the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, … Continue reading

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Is air pollution worsening kids’ mental health?

Cincinnati study finds fine particulate matter exposure linked to increased psychiatric-related emergency room visits for kids Children exposed to high amounts of air pollution were more likely to end up in the emergency room for a mental health problem a … Continue reading

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Growing up in air-polluted areas linked to mental health issues

Correlation found between poor air quality and disorders including schizophrenia People who spend their childhood in areas with high levels of air pollution may be more likely to later develop mental disorders, research suggests. Air pollution has become a matter … Continue reading

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Pollutionwatch: how LA beat the ‘blight on the land of sunshine’

Decades before a Greenpeace warning on smog in Asia, LA found a novel way to tackle the problemMany Asian cities are facing new air pollution challenges and are struggling to stem smog emergencies. According to a recent study by Greenpeace, … Continue reading

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Pollutant linked to climate change accelerates lung disease

A new multicenter study at Columbia University links long-term exposure to air pollution, especially ozone, to development of emphysema, a chronic lung disease. In Brief Long-term exposure to outdoor air pollutants, especially the pollutant ozone, accelerates the development of emphysema … Continue reading

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