Tag Archives: World Heath Organization (WHO)

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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‘Air pollution killing more Ghanaians than AIDS, malaria combined’

Mr Muntaka Chasant, a social entrepreneur concerned with the health effects of air pollution in developing cities, has cautioned that air pollution now kills more people in Ghana than malaria and AIDS combined. He, therefore, called for urgent measures to … Continue reading

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Air pollution is ‘biggest environmental health risk’ in Europe

Governments are failing to tackle the crisis that causes 1,000 early deaths a day, says damning EU report Air pollution is now “the biggest environmental risk” to public health in Europe but governments are failing to adequately deal with the crisis, … Continue reading

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New Study Links Air Pollution to Dementia

There’s no question that air pollution is bad for your body, from lung cancer to heart disease. Even President Trump’s coal-friendly U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) admits that dirty air can increase adverse health effects and cause death. Now, researchers … Continue reading

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Air pollution is making us dumber, study shows

Air pollution could be more damaging to our health than previously thought, according to a new study, which found that prolonged exposure to dirty air has a significant impact on our cognitive abilities, especially in older men. According to the … Continue reading

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