London Coroner Links Air Pollution to the Cause of Death for British Girl

Posted by Rypos on Jan 13, 2021 8:00:00 AM

A young girl from the United Kingdom became the first person to officially have air pollution listed as a cause of death, due to a fatal asthma attack in 2013. Legal experts believe this could open the door to lawsuits by pollution victims and their families. Estimates are that between 28,000 and 36,000 people will die as a result of toxic air pollution every year in the UK.

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Tags: Pollution, Legislation, Environment, UK

Reduced Shipping Pollution in 2020 from Regulation and COVID-19 Impacts

Posted by Rypos on Jan 7, 2021 6:00:00 AM

A global regulation that was meant to substantially reduce harmful sulphur oxide (SOx) emissions from ships came into effect in January of 2020. Introduced by the International Maritime Organization, IMO 2020 intended to clean up the maritime industry has had reduced benefits due to the bigger impact to the industry from Covid-19.

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Tags: Pollution, Shipping, COVID-19, Environment

Recent Study Shows Link Between Mental Disorders and Traffic-Related Air Pollution

Posted by Rypos on Nov 6, 2020 2:00:00 PM

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently ranked air pollution as the major environmental cause of premature death. Researchers from King’s College London, Imperial College London and University of Leicester, sought to analyze the potential health and societal costs of poor mental health in relation to air quality. 

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Tags: Research, Emissions, Pollution

Diesel Generators Banned in Delhi to Address Declining Air Quality

Posted by Rypos on Oct 30, 2020 2:00:00 PM
Rising air pollution in Delhi has forced the authorities to issue a ban on the use of diesel generators from October 15, 2020 until further orders.
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Tags: Power Generation, Pollution, India

Understanding India's Generator Set Regulations

Posted by Rypos on Oct 14, 2020 11:00:00 AM

In 2019, the World Health Organization reported that India had 13 of the world's 20 most polluted cities. Although emission standards for diesel engines and generator sets was set in 2004, as recently as 2014 these standards were modified to be more stringent in an attempt to address the continued high levels of air pollution. Following these changes, the India Supreme Court began cracking down on Delhi generator pollution and frequently puts in place emergency orders to address dangerous levels of pollution.

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Tags: World Health Organization, Pollution, India

Recent Mandates From California Have a Huge Impact on the Trucking Industry

Posted by Rypos on Jul 23, 2020 3:00:00 PM

Similar to the Clean Air Act of the 1990's national impact on diesel engine regulation and creating the eventual establishment of the regulatory tiers the industry lives with today, changes to vehicle emissions is being driven by California.

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Tags: California, CARB, Pollution

Recent Study Shows Air Quality Impacts Early Brain Development

Posted by Rypos on Jun 19, 2020 8:00:00 AM
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Researchers Learn How Air Pollution Threatens Brain Health

Posted by Rypos on Jun 4, 2020 6:30:00 PM
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Tags: Air Quality, Pollution, Science

Backup Generators Raise Concerns Over Air Pollution During Power Shutoffs

Posted by Rypos on Jun 1, 2020 3:30:00 PM

As California utilities halted service to more than 2 million people last year, lines formed at hardware stores selling portable generators and many hospitals and businesses fired up their own. The prospect of the increased emissions from untold numbers of the machines, was troubling in a state already burdened with some of the nation’s worst air quality.

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Tags: Emergency Generator, Air Quality, Pollution

Air Pollution Linked to Far Higher Covid-19 Death Rates, Study Finds

Posted by Rypos on Apr 22, 2020 5:00:00 PM

Air polution increases the risk of respiratory problems that can be fatal for coronavirus patients

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Tags: World Health Organization, Pollution, Healthcare, COVID-19