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Indoor and outdoor air pollution ‘claiming at least 40,000 UK lives a year’ 

Report finds air pollution inside and outside the home is costing £20bn a year as well as causing tens of thousands of deaths Air pollution both inside and outside the home causes at least 40,000 deaths a year in the … Continue reading

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UK pushing for limits on air pollution to be relaxed, documents reveal 

In papers seen by the Guardian, government calls for carmakers to be allowed to far exceed the nitrogen oxides limit until 2021 The UK is pushing for a weakening of air pollution limits and a delay to their introduction in … Continue reading

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Urban air pollution: What are the main sources across the world? 

Particulate matter (PM) in the air can enter the human body, affecting the cardiovascular system as well as other major organs. Chronic exposure leads to a number of health risks. Researchers have identified the main categories of PM in urban air … Continue reading

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For women with diabetes, air pollution has higher heart risks 

Particle pollution like soot is a known health hazard and linked to the risk of heart disease and stroke, but women with diabetes are even more vulnerable than most people, according to a new U.S. study. “There is a convincing … Continue reading

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Even Moderate Air Pollution Could Trigger Severe Heart Attacks: Study 

Even moderate levels of air pollution have now been linked to increased risk of heart attacks in people with heart disease. That’s according to new research presented Sunday at the American Heart Association’s annual conference. Researchers analyzed 20 years of data on 16,000 heart attacks treated at Intermountain … Continue reading

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16.7% of 16,581 vehicles’ exhaust violating air quality standards 

An inspection by the Ministry of Environment of 16, 581 vehicles’ exhaust found that 2,727 of them (16.7 percent) exceed the emission limits, Youm7 reported Thursday. The ministry has suspended the vehicle licenses until the owners fix their cars. The … Continue reading

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Transport fares discounted to reduce ozone pollution

The current heat wave has resulted in peak levels of ozone pollution. Certain Swiss cantons have announced discounted fares on public transport to encourage people to avoid using cars and thus reduce pollution. In Geneva, all regional public transport services … Continue reading

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The Terrifying Truth About Air Pollution and Dementia

“WE SHOULD GET out of here,” says air pollution chemist Eben Cross. At 7 a.m. on this cold November day the wind blows steadily through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Cambridge campus, cutting through our thin jackets. But Cross isn’t … Continue reading

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