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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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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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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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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