Tag Archives: World Heath Organization (WHO)

Flights diverted in Delhi as toxic smog hits worst levels of 2019

Car fumes, industrial emissions and smoke from farms have contributed to pollution crisis Pollution in Delhi has reached its worst levels so far this year, at almost 400 times the amount deemed healthy, causing planes to be diverted away from … Continue reading

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Ireland breaking WHO air quality directions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has warned that Ireland needs to accelerate progress towards clean energy and environmentally-friendly transport options. The agency made the recommendations in its Air Quality Report for 2018, which has been launched today to coincide with … Continue reading

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Air pollution particles found on foetal side of placentas – study

Research finds black carbon breathed by mothers can cross into unborn children Air pollution particles have been found on the foetal side of placentas, indicating that unborn babies are directly exposed to the black carbon produced by motor traffic and … Continue reading

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Air pollution a growing threat for North Macedonia

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently ranked Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia, as the third most polluted city in Europe. The organisation’s data shows that Skopje’s annual air pollution stood at 40 µg/m3 in 2018, 60 per cent higher … Continue reading

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Indonesian forests are burning, and Malaysia and Singapore are choking on the fumes

Malaysian authorities distributed half a million face masks to residents on Tuesday after large-scale forest fires in Indonesia spread smoke and thick smog to neighboring countries. Intense forest fires have raged across the Indonesian regions of Sumatra and Kalimantan in … Continue reading

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Research links air pollution and dementia

Australian researchers have established a link between air pollution and an increased risk of developing dementia, a new study shows. Air pollution has been linked to an increased risk of developing dementia later in life, Australian researchers have found. A … Continue reading

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The average person in Europe loses two years of their life due to air pollution

The average person living in Europe loses two years of their life to the health effects of breathing polluted air, according to a report published in the European Heart Journal on March 12. The report also estimates about 800,000 people … Continue reading

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Hitting clean air targets ‘could stop 67,000 child asthma cases a year’

Staying within WHO pollution limits would prevent 11% of new diagnoses, study says Almost 67,000 new cases of asthma in children across 18 European countries could be prevented every year if levels of tiny particulates polluting the air are cut … Continue reading

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