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Air Pollution Increases ER Visits — Largest US Study On The Topic Confirms It

April 14th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

We may not even see them, but tiny particles, particulates in the PM2.5 size range, are able to travel deeply into the respiratory tract. PM2.5 infiltrates the lungs, all the way to the alveoli, where oxygen is transferred into the bloodstream. Exposure to nitrogen dioxide and fine particulate matter, or PM, can cause grave trouble with one's health


Uncovering The Mechanisms Linking Air Pollution To Psychosis

April 7th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

Let's start with just a few adjectives about our daily lives -- overexposed, overwhelmed, stimulated, toxic, deficient. It's not enough that many young people lack good nutrition, but they are also challenged by circumstance by a lack of clean air to breathe and pure water to drink


Over 95% Of World’s Population Live In Areas With Dangerous Air Pollution

April 25th, 2018 | by James Ayre

More than 95% of the world's population in 2016 (+7 billion) lived in areas with dangerously high levels of air pollution -- that is, in areas where WHO organization guidelines for air quality (themselves likely an underestimate) were exceeded. This is according to a new annual report from the Health Effects Institute (HEI)


Air Pollution Ranking In 32 Cities — How Does Yours Measure Up? (State of Pollution Series)

August 11th, 2017 | by The Beam

As we revealed in our previous article, air pollution is a serious problem that costs millions of lives each year and is a drain on the world economy. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) air pollution is now a bigger health threat than HIV and Ebola. You might now be wondering how your own city measures up against others from around the world, where it sits in the rankings, and what the health effects of air pollution might be


Investigating The Air Pollution Crisis (State of Pollution Series)

August 11th, 2017 | by The Beam

The term "air pollution" has become so ubiquitous that when anyone hears those words, they have an understanding of what they mean. To a degree, it is an accepted fact of the modern world that the air we breathe is contaminated in some way, but most people don’t realise the severity of the problem, the effects it can have on health, or the potential there is to combat the ongoing epidemic. In a series of articles, CleanTechnica will be examining the issues surrounding air pollution in more depth, and this first article will act as an introduction to some of the main issues



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