Health – GBRI
 

We already know that air pollution has been linked to not just respiratory illnesses, but also reduced memory and loss of intelligence in humans. Now a new study by researchers from the University of Southern California found that early exposure to vehicular emissions increases the risk of obesity in children. Babies exposed to high levels of […]

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“Your lungs are filled with tar! Do you smoke heavily?” asks the doctor. “No, doc. But yes, I breathe!” This is the conversation most of us living in highly polluted urban areas might be soon having with our doctors. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO Head, warns that air pollution is the “new tobacco”, and the […]

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In order to appeal to its more health-conscious clientele, fast food giant McDonald’s just announced that it will remove artificial ingredients like preservatives and fake colors from six of its most popular burgers. The company has also transitioned to making fresh patties to order in most of its U.S. locations, cutting high-fructose corn syrup out of its […]

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UNICEF has expressed its concern over poor air quality in the UK and stressed that children in the country are facing long term ‘health crisis’ after being exposed to toxic air while commuting to school. The leading children’s charity further added that the kids are being denied their basic human right to breathe clean air. The organisation, […]

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A new research undertaken by Chinese researchers claims that apart from the much talked about impacts on our physical health, air pollution causes significant impact on our mental health too. The report says that high pollution levels cause significant reduction in human intelligence. In fact, the impact of high levels of toxic air ‘is equivalent […]

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A new study published in Science Advances claims that when children live near forests, they tend to have dietary diversity and better nutrition. For the research, a team of scientists analyzed children’s diets from 43,000 households—in Nepal, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Philippines, the Caribbean, South America, sub-Saharan Africa and Eastern Europe—that were both close to and far away […]

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With ever-increasing levels of air pollution, asthma-related deaths in England and Wales are at an all time high. It is being reported that asthma claimed 1,320 lives last year, which indicates more than 25% rise over the last decade. The findings come amid growing concern about the air pollution crisis in the UK and mounting […]

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Researchers at the University of La Plata in Argentina found glyphosate – a hugely popular cancer-causing herbicide – in a shocking 85% of cotton hygiene products tested. World Health Organization’s cancer research arm has already linked glyphosate to cancer in humans. The samples—which included gauze, swabs, wipes and feminine care products such as tampons and sanitary pads—were […]

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