Low level exposure to air pollution is harmful, mouse model shows

Air pollution is made up of both gaseous and particulate matter (PM). Each year almost two million people die as a direct result of air pollution with many more experiencing impaired lung function, developing lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However research, on the effects of low level air pollution, is often overlooked. An international […]

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New light shed on the harms of air pollution

A new University at Buffalo study based on levels before, during and after the Beijing Olympics reveals how air pollution affects the human body at the level of metabolites. Researchers found that 69 metabolites changed significantly when air pollution changed. Their results were published today (May 29) in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. The study identified two major metabolic signatures, […]

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Study: air pollution, more people die than by Smoking

Air pollution reduces life expectancy by two years Researchers are sounding the Alarm: According to the latest findings, the health hazards caused by air pollution in Europe, twice as large as previously thought. A current reassessment of the health risks showed an unexpectedly high mortality rate due to contaminated air. Germany takes even the sad leadership in Europe. According to […]

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Air pollution leads to millions of asthma attacks annually worldwide: Study

Asthma is the most prevalent chronic respiratory disease worldwide, affecting about 358 million people, said researchers, including those from the University of York in the UK. Countries like India and China may be harder hit by the asthma burden because they have large populations. (Source: File Photo) Air pollution may be to blame for up to 33 million emergency asthma […]

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This is how air pollution damages children’s health

Air pollution is the new tobacco and the simple act of breathing is kills 7 million people a year and harms billions more, said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in an interview with The Guardian on Saturday. An estimated 91% of the world’s population is exposed to air pollution, which is the […]

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