Microbiota in home indoor air may protect children from asthma

Large amounts of a certain type of bacteria, most likely from outdoors, may reduce the child’s risk of developing asthma. This was shown by a new study by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) that analyzed the microbiota of over 400 Finnish homes. However, the study was unable to identify individual bacterial taxa that provide protection against asthma. […]

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Britain is in the midst of a ‘toxic air crisis’, Unicef warns

Britain is in the midst of a ‘toxic air crisis’ as a THIRD of children are breathing in air so polluted it risks damaging their health, warns Unicef At least 4.5million children in the UK are living in areas with unsafe pollution ‘This is a fundamental threat to their right,’ Unicef has warned in a report  Experts are increasingly alarmed […]

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Revealed, the true cost of air pollution

Revealed, the true cost of pollution: Toxic air can harm the blood pressure, heart rhythms and circulatory systems of millions, damning report warns The Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants analysed many studies  It is considered the most comprehensive review on pollution’s impact to date The WHO says 300million people live in places where toxic fumes are six […]

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Air pollution is the new tobacco and is killing millions per year

Air pollution is the new tobacco and is killing seven million people a year and harming billions more, head of World Health Organisation warns More than 90 per cent of the world’s population suffers from toxic air pollution Toxic air is ‘a silent public health emergency’, World Health Organisation warns UK urban areas have illegal levels of pollution causing more […]

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