Tag Archives: World Heath Organization (WHO)

Delhi air pollution surges to emergency levels

Air quality index at 12 times US government-recommended level and visibility low Delhi residents woke to a thick, grey smog on Thursday as air pollution in the Indian capital surged to emergency levels. The state-run Central Pollution Control Board’s air … Continue reading

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Living with air pollution

People wearing smoke masks, children going stir-crazy indoors, families driving hours to find fresh air. Alarming as it is to some, unhealthy air enveloping the San Francisco Bay Area in recent days is all too familiar to millions of people … Continue reading

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Deadly air pollution shortens lives by nearly 2 years – researchers

Air pollution, caused largely by burning fossil fuels, is cutting global life expectancy by an average of 1.8 years per person, making it the world’s top killer, researchers said on Monday. The tiny particles ingested from polluted air shorten life … Continue reading

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California air pollution due to wildfires exceeded world health standards by 60 times

The level of air pollution in California exceeded world “safe” levels by about 60 times last week after a series of deadly wildfires. Particulates in the air in some areas of the state reached levels as high as 1,500 micrograms … Continue reading

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The when, where and what of air pollutant exposure

Scientists have linked air pollution with many health conditions including asthma, heart disease, lung cancer and premature death. Among air pollutants, fine particulate matter is especially harmful because the tiny particles (diameter of 2.5 ?m or less) can penetrate deep … Continue reading

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WHO says air pollution kills 600,000 children every year

Air pollution kills an estimated 600,000 children every year and causing symptoms ranging from loss of intelligence to obesity and ear infections but there is a limited amount parents can do, a World Health Organization report said on Monday. Parents … Continue reading

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Air pollution is the ‘new tobacco’, warns WHO head

Simple act of breathing is killing 7 million people a year and harming billions more, but ‘a smog of complacency pervades the planet’, says Dr Tedros Adhanom Air pollution is the “new tobacco”, the head of the World Health Organization … Continue reading

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Pollutionwatch: wood and peat burning brings return of air pollution to Dublin

A rise in the number of homes burning ‘green’ fuel in Dublin has had a big effect on air pollution London’s air pollution history – the Victorian pea-souper fogs, the deaths of 12,000 people in the 1952 smog and the Clean Air … Continue reading

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