Air Pollution – 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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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 latest MIT study has revealed that most diesel cars in Europe produce far more emissions on the road as compared to during laboratory testing. It should be noted that three years ago, German automaker Volkswagen was found guilty of cheating federal emissions tests in the United States by intentionally programming emissions control devices to turn on only during […]

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Although previous studies have proved that air pollution harms foetuses and is linked to premature birth and lower birth weight, a new study involving mothers living in London revealed actual black sooty particles in the placentas of mothers. Scientists say it is quite possible the particles entered the foetuses too. “It is a worrying problem – there […]

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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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The Indian capital is notorious for its high levels of air pollution, especially as the winters set in. This year, however, so far the air quality index (AQI) has remained better as compared to last two years. According to data released by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Monday, there were 118 days when the […]

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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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