Air Pollution Linked to Rise in Cataract-Related Sight Loss

Posted by Rypos on Feb 1, 2021 11:00:00 AM
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Tags: World Health Organization, Pollution, Healthcare, Environment

Scientists Have New Understanding on the Effects of Air Pollution and the Effect on Humans

Posted by Rypos on Jan 15, 2021 11:00:00 AM

It is impossible to ignore the presence of air pollution when it from obvious sources such as smoke from fires or smog from vehicle pollution. Polluted air can also be invisible and with impact to billions of people. The air we breathe can contain toxins from car traffic, coal-fired plants and oil refineries. 

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Tags: World Health Organization, Pollution, Healthcare

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

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

Air Pollution Is Slowly Killing Us All, New Global Study Claims

Posted by Rypos on May 22, 2019 4:00:00 PM

It wasn’t that long ago that most of us had never heard of fine particulate matter, or FPM. It’s a term that first appeared in news reports surrounding the Volkswagen diesel cheating scandal.

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Tags: Diesel Particulate Filter, World Health Organization, Emissions, Pollution

Fine Particle Air Pollution is a Public Health Emergency Hiding in Plain Sight

Posted by Rypos on Dec 12, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Ambient air pollution is the largest environmental health problem in the United States and in the world more generally. Fine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 millionths of a meter, known as PM2.5, was the fifth-leading cause of death in the world in 2015, factoring in approximately 4.1 million global deaths annually. In the United States, PM2.5 contributed to about 88,000 deaths in 2015 – more than diabetes, influenza, kidney disease or suicide.

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Tags: World Health Organization, Air Quality, Pollution, Diesel Particulate

The When, Where and What of Air Pollutant Exposure

Posted by Peter Bransfield on Nov 15, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Scientists have linked air pollution with many health conditions including asthma, heart disease, lung cancer and premature death. Among air pollutants, fine particulate matter is especially harmful because the tiny particles (diameter of 2.5 μm or less) can penetrate deep within the lungs. Now, researchers have integrated data from multiple sources to determine the personal exposure of people in peri-urban India to fine particulate matter. They report their results in Environmental Science & Technology.

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Tags: World Health Organization, Pollution

Air Pollution and Child Health: Prescribing Clean Air

Posted by Peter Bransfield on Oct 31, 2018 8:58:00 PM
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Tags: World Health Organization, Child Health, Pollution