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When we talk of air pollution, most people worry about the dangers from PM2.5, that is, particulate matter which is smaller than 2.5 micrometers. However, a new research led by Scott Weichenthal at McGill University in Montreal, has discovered even smaller and far more dangerous ‘nanoparticles’ that are being linked to brain cancer. According to […]

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People who commute by the London Underground might believe that they are protected from the high levels of air pollution due to vehicular emissions on the city’s roads, but they are highly mistaken. Although not many talk about the air quality in the carriages of the London Underground, a recent Financial Times investigation revealed that […]

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As the winter season approaches every year, so does the time of stubble burning by farmers in the north Indian states of Haryana and Punjab. Due to north-westerly flow of winds, the pollution out of stubble burning from the two states reaches the capital city Delhi and its adjoining areas. Coupled with the pollution caused by […]

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In a new research undertaken at King’s College, London, researchers used air quality data from regulatory monitoring networks in Europe and found that on days with high pollution levels in England, people suffered from more potentially fatal cardiac arrests, strokes and severe asthma attacks. “Many people may not realize how dangerous air pollution at high levels […]

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According to the latest report from the European Environment Agency (EEA), EU’s health agency, almost all Europeans who live in cities are exposed to unhealthy levels of air pollution. Also, air pollution led to about 400,000 premature deaths in Europe in 2016. “Air pollution is currently the most important environmental risk to human health,” the EEA […]

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A report published recently by the UK House of Commons transport committee pointed out that active travel has the potential to fight three major challenges faced by people today – climate change, air pollution and traffic congestion. The summary of the report reads: “The economic, human and environmental costs of inactivity, climate change, air pollution and […]

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The latest report released by the National Parks Conservation Association paints a pretty grim picture when it comes to the US national parks’ air pollution woes. The report states that 96% of America’s national parks are facing ‘significant’ air pollution problems, which is alarming, to say the least. The report looked at damage from air pollution at […]

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