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Using El Niño and Antarctic Oscillation data to predict air pollution levels in northern India

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in China and the U.S. has found that data from El Niño and Antarctic Oscillation events can be used to predict air pollution levels in northern India. In their paper published in … Continue reading

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Public health warning for Hong Kong as Air Quality Health Index reaches ‘serious’ category, the highest pollution level in city

Avoid or reduce outdoor exercise and spend more time indoors, says environment department Top alert level recorded in parts of the city on Wednesday, with children, elderly and those with certain illnesses in built-up areas most at risk Air pollution … Continue reading

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Tourists more likely to be suspicious of local service providers when a destination has heavy air pollution, according to new study

A new study from Queen Mary University of London has found that levels of air pollution influence how tourists interact with local service providers. The research, Tourists and Air Pollution: How and Why Air Pollution Magnifies Tourists’ Suspicion of Service … Continue reading

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Air Quality Advisory declared for Northeast Ohio

The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency declared an Air Quality Advisory for Northeast Ohio. The advisory for ground-level ozone is in effect throughout the entire day on Monday. Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit Counties are affected … Continue reading

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Billions of air pollution particles found in hearts of city dwellers

Exclusive: Study shows associated damage to critical pumping muscles, even in children The hearts of young city dwellers contain billions of toxic air pollution particles, research has revealed. Even in the study’s youngest subject, who was three, damage could be … Continue reading

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Study finds association between air pollution, coronary atherosclerosis in Chinese population

New research from the University at Buffalo provides pathophysiologic evidence of the effect of air pollution on cardiovascular disease in China. The findings also suggests that China may need to revise its standard for one type of pollutant. Researchers found … Continue reading

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Pollution warning over car tyre and brake dust

Dust from car brakes and tyres will still pollute city air even when the vehicle fleet has gone all-electric, a report has warned. Fragments of microplastics from tyres, road surfaces and brakes will also flow into rivers, and ultimately into … Continue reading

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Air quality plummets as wildfire smoke hits Alaska’s most populous cities

Smoke and soot from central Alaska wildfires have afflicted the subarctic city of Fairbanks with some of the world’s worst air pollution in recent days, forcing many residents indoors and prompting one hospital to set up a “clean air shelter.” … Continue reading

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