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Over 1,500 deaths a year in Ireland due to poor air quality

IRISH air is quietly killing its people. A new report by the Environmental Protection Agency has revealed that Ireland has repeatedly breached air pollution standards set by the World Health Organization and that these breaches have resulted in over 1500 premature … Continue reading

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How dangerous is the air where you live? UK’s most polluted towns and cities revealed

Research suggests the air in 44 out of 51 British towns and cities has failed pollution tests – posing a risk to human health. Millions of people in the UK are inhaling air considered too dangerous to breathe by the … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to nearly 400,000 premature deaths 

Bulgaria and Poland have the highest levels of premature deaths attributed to particulate pollution. Air quality in Europe is improving, but pollution is still killing a lot of people. Fine particulate matter pollution caused 399,000 premature deaths in EU countries … Continue reading

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Revealed: every Londoner breathing dangerous levels of toxic air particle

Every area of the capital breaches global standards for PM2.5 pollution particles, with most areas exceeding levels by at least 50% The scale of London’s air pollution crisis was laid bare on Wednesday, with new figures showing that every person … Continue reading

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Air Quality-Life Index: Indians Would Live Four Years More if WHO Standards Are Met 

If the air quality is improved in India as per the World Health Organization’s air standards, Indians would gain four years on average or “a combined more than 4.7 billion life years”, according to the Air Quality-Life Index (AQLI). The AQLI tool has been … Continue reading

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Ahmedabad becomes first city to install air monitoring and warning system

Gujarat installs an air monitoring and warning system to make the people aware of the growing problem of air pollution and fight against it.  Air pollution has been a major threat all over the world and India shelters four out … Continue reading

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Side street routes to avoid city pollution can cut exposure by half 

Clean air signposts and online walking maps to sidestep diesel fumes would benefit public health, finds study Taking a side street route when walking through a city cuts a person’s air pollution exposure by half, according to a new study. … Continue reading

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India’s first early warning system in Ahmedabad aims to reduce health impact of air pollution 

An early warning system will notify people of excessive air pollution days as part of the response plan, while medical professionals will be trained to respond to emergencies. The first Indian monitoring and early warning system for air pollution was … Continue reading

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