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Air pollution fourth biggest threat to health

The number of people exposed to high particle pollution will be halved by 2025 if government plans are realised. There will be an attempt to curb smoke from solid fuel fires and wood-burners; pollution from diesel machinery will be reduced. … Continue reading

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Household air pollution linked to cardiovascular disease risk

Exposure to household air pollution from using wood or coal for cooking and heating is associated with higher risk of death from heart attack and stroke, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). … Continue reading

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Macedonia takes emergency measures against air pollution

Macedonian authorities have made public transport temporarily free for all in the capital Skopje, as part of a batch of emergency measures to fight high air pollution levels. The government said Monday that pollution in Skopje was recorded at more … Continue reading

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4th Straight Spare the Air Alert Issued Across Bay Area

A Winter Spare the Air Alert has been issued for December 11 in the Bay Area, the fourth day in a row. Wood burning and manufactured fire logs are banned both indoors and outdoors from since Friday. First-time violators of the … Continue reading

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A 24-hour no-burn alert will take effect at midnight

Due to poor air quality, residents in much of Southern California will be prohibited from lighting wood-burning fires for 24 hours, starting at midnight Monday. The mandatory no-burn alert was issued by the South Coast Air Quality Management District. On Sunday afternoon, … Continue reading

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Air pollution may directly cause those year-round runny noses, according to a mouse study 

Although human population studies have linked air pollution to chronic inflammation of nasal and sinus tissues, direct biological and molecular evidence for cause and effect has been scant. Now, researchers report that experiments in mice continually exposed to dirty air … Continue reading

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Mongolian capital to ban low-grade coal to ease smog

Mongolia will ban the burning of low-grade coal in its capital Ulaanbaatar within the next decade, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism said, as the country tries to curb toxic air pollution. Ulaanbaatar is one of the world’s most polluted … Continue reading

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Shining a light on the darkness of soot in air pollution

Researchers are a step closer to understanding the relationship between the colour of soot particles and the effect of such atmospheric pollution on climate. Their breakthrough, which relates how transparent coatings on atmospheric soot particles enhance light absorption, will help … Continue reading

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