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Indonesian fires exposed 69 million to ‘killer haze’ 

Wildfires in Indonesia and Borneo exposed 69 million people to unhealthy air pollution and are responsible for thousands of premature deaths, new research has shown. The study, published today in Scientific Reports, gives the most accurate picture yet of the … Continue reading

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Study Predicts Increased Air Pollution Levels from CO Wildfires 

New research says more than 80 million residents of Western states will be subject to increased health risks from wildfire pollution in future decades. (Pixabay) DENVER – As Western states continue to struggle with an increasing number of large-scale wildfires … Continue reading

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Health Risks from Wildfires in U.S. West To Increase Under Climate Change

A surge in major wildfire events in the U.S. West as a consequence of climate change will expose tens of millions of Americans to high levels of air pollution in the coming decades, according to a new Yale-led study conducted … Continue reading

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Smoke prompts air pollution health advisory for Northeastern Minnesota 

Thick smoke and haze in the Northland — from wildfires both in the region and far to the north and west in Canada — has prompted the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to issue an air pollution health advisory for Northeastern … Continue reading

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Alberta wildfire smoke making its way into Saskatchewan 

Smoke from the raging fire in Fort McMurray has moved into Saskatchewan, producing low visibility in some areas. Environment Canada issued special air quality statements for parts of the province, saying northwest winds are spreading smoke from wildfires in northeast … Continue reading

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Canadian wildfire smoke on course to reach Minnesota by Thursday

Smoke from a wildfire rises in the air as cars line up on a road in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. At least half of a northern Alberta city was ordered evacuated Tuesday as a wildfire whipped by … Continue reading

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What causes air pollution?

By definition, pollution refers to any matter that is “out of place”. In other words, it is what happens when toxins, contaminants, and other harmful products are introduced into an environment, disrupting its normal patterns and functions. When it comes … 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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