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Depression and suicide linked to air pollution in new global study

Cutting toxic air might prevent millions of people getting depression, research suggests People living with air pollution have higher rates of depression and suicide, a systematic review of global data has found. Cutting air pollution around the world to the … Continue reading

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Living near busy road stunts children’s lung growth, study says

Research reveals that living in proximity of traffic increases risk of lung cancer by 10% Living near a busy road stunts lung growth in children and increases the risk of lung cancer, research has revealed. The analysis by King’s College … Continue reading

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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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