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London Underground polluted with metallic particles small enough to enter human bloodstream

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Air pollution killed 238,000 Europeans prematurely in 2020: EU watchdog

Fine particle air pollution led to 238,000 premature deaths in the European Union in 2020, the bloc’s environmental watchdog said Thursday, a slight rise from the previous year. At the same time, the overall rate for EU countries in 2020 … Continue reading

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Low levels of air pollution deadlier than previously thought: Study suggests fine particulate matter causes an additional 1.5 million premature deaths annually

Study suggests fine particulate matter causes an additional 1.5 million premature deaths annually The World Health Organization’s most recent estimates (2016) are that over 4.2 million people die prematurely each year due to long-term exposure to fine particulate outdoor air … Continue reading

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Anthropogenic air pollution more significant than desert dust: In the Middle East, more than 90 percent of the fine aerosol particles that are detrimental to health and the climate originate from human-made sources

In the Middle East, more than 90 percent of the fine aerosol particles that are detrimental to health and the climate originate from human-made sources At the beginning of the year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that the Middle … Continue reading

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Simple measures can go a long way to combating air pollution in schools

Most UK primary schools experience levels of pollution which exceed the safe levels set out by the World Health Organization, yet simple measures can cut outdoor and indoor exposure of toxins by almost half, according to a new study from … Continue reading

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Human Rights Watch: Air Pollution Killing Thousands in Bosnia

Watchdog organisation says Bosnia’s dependency on coal and wood for heat and electricity generation kills thousands of people each year. Human Rights Watch has again drawn attention to the problem of air pollution in Bosnian cities. “Nine per cent of … Continue reading

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Air pollution continues to threaten health of people in Southeast Europe

Air pollution continues to be a leading health concern in Southeast Europe, where PM2.5 concentrations are well above the World Health Organization (WHO) annual guideline value of 5 μg/m3. This is highlighted in the new report created by the Health … Continue reading

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Kampala pollution way over recommended levels – data

Pollution levels in Uganda’s capital, Kampala, are five to seven times higher than the Word Health Organization (WHO) recommends.  This is according to air quality data gathered from monitoring systems in the country in the last seven months and released … Continue reading

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