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Brake dust air pollution may have same harmful effects on immune cells as diesel exhaust

Metal particles from the abrasion of brake pads – up to a fifth of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) air pollution at roadsides – may cause inflammation and reduce the ability of immune cells to kill bacteria a new study has … Continue reading

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Study links air pollution to osteoporosis

Air pollution has long been associated with health problems such as respiratory diseases, and has more recently even been linked to psychotic experiences. New research now reinforces the theory that it may also cause osteoporosis. For the recent study, scientists … Continue reading

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Australian bush fires cause air pollution spike across Wellington region

Wellington’s air pollution levels are spiking as some of the worst bush fires in history rage across the Tasman. Air currents are carrying smoke and pollutants from Australia, up the west coast of the South Island, and then across the middle … Continue reading

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Canberra experiences worst air quality on record as bushfire smoke from south coast sets in

Canberra experiences worst air quality on record as bushfire smoke from south coast sets in Residents of Australia’s capital are told to stay indoors and brace for more smog in the coming days Canberra has experienced its worst air quality on … Continue reading

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How Afghan officials are tackling Kabul’s ‘hazardous’ pollution

Afghan officials have begun cracking down on local businesses thought to be the main contributors to air pollution in the capital to battle a crisis that has reached “hazardous” levels. The owners of wedding halls, public baths, and property management … Continue reading

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Revealed: microplastic pollution is raining down on city dwellers

Exclusive: London has highest level yet recorded but health impacts of breathing particles are unknown Microplastic pollution is raining down on city dwellers, with research revealing that London has the highest levels yet recorded. The health impacts of breathing or … Continue reading

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Tehran air pollution forces week-long school closure

Schools in Iran’s Tehran province have been ordered shut until Friday due to severe air pollution, authorities announced, extending their closure to a full week. Tehran city was cloaked by thick toxic smog for a third successive day on Monday … Continue reading

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Pollution league tables for UK urban areas reveal the expected and unexpected

The Bedfordshire town of Luton has come bottom of a league table of predicted city-wide air pollution concentrations among UK cities, according to new analysis by the Universities of Birmingham and Lancaster. The Bedfordshire town of Luton has come bottom … Continue reading

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