Tag: Air Pollution

Biosolar Leaf That Purifies Air To Tackle Air Pollution In London

Air pollution is one of the major causes of death worldwide. In London, a team of researchers developed the Biosolar Leaf technology which purifies air and improves the atmosphere.

Earth/Environment April 30, 2019

Thousands Of Non-Smokers Die From Lung Cancer Per Year

As many as 6,000 non-smoking people in the United Kingdom die every year because of lung cancer, a new study said. Exposure to secondhand smoke, carcinogens, and air pollution are some of the most common causes of malignancy.

Public Health April 26, 2019

NYC, Los Angeles Among Cities With Highest Rate Of Childhood Asthma Cases Due To Traffic Pollution

New York and Los Angeles landed in the top 10 cities with the highest new cases of childhood asthma linked to exposure to traffic pollution around the world. The study examined childhood asthma incidence across 125 major cities.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 12, 2019

Teenage Psychotic Experiences Linked To Air Pollution, Study Finds

Air pollution could be as bad to the mind as to the human body. Researchers found that psychotic experiences commonly occur in teens who live in polluted urban areas.

Earth/Environment March 30, 2019

Sperm Quality May Deteriorate Because Of Dirty Air

A new study suggests that long-term exposure to an air pollutant known as PM2.5 can lead to reduced fertility. The researchers believe their findings could lead to better policies on air quality control, especially in large cities.

Public Health March 25, 2019

Beehives Located In Cities Can Be Used To Monitor Pollution

A novel study claimed that urban bees can help determine pollution levels in a city. The scientists analyzed the chemical composition of honey extracted from six neighborhoods in Vancouver and found the city to be extremely clean.

Earth/Environment March 12, 2019

Electrical Fire Lights Up New York Sky With Eerie Blue Glow

A transformer explosion at a Con Edison substation lit up the New York sky with a strange blue light. Social media users took to Twitter to post videos of the event, suggesting it could be an alien invasion.

Viral December 29, 2018

Air Pollution Can Cause Cognitive Impairment In Brains Of The Elderly

Scientists have found a link to air pollution and cognitive impairment in a recent study. Experts in China tested thousands of people over four years to find out if the poor air quality can affect brain function.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 3, 2018

Air Pollution Levels In Seattle And Portland Now Higher Than Industrial Cities In China

Hundreds of wildfire across western North America has been sending swaths of smoke to surrounding cities. Seattle and Oregon recorded worse air pollution than China's Beijing in the past couple of days.

Earth/Environment August 24, 2018

California Unveils Proposal To Prevent Weakening Of Air Pollution Policies

The California Air Resources Board has unveiled a new air pollution proposal in response to the Trump administration's automotive pollution rollback. The CARB proposal seeks to further strengthen California air pollution regulations to counter possible changes in EPA policy.

Earth/Environment August 10, 2018

Air Pollution Can Increase A Person's Risk Of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

Air pollution can increase a person's chance of getting type 2 diabetes. A new study found that one in seven cases of type 2 diabetes cases was due to air pollution.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 30, 2018

Prolonged Exposure To Air Pollution Triggers Inflammation And Progression Of Cancer Genes

Air pollutant particles like nickel can trigger inflammation and advance the progression of cancer. The study published in Scientific Reports showed the negative effects of harmful air quality in human health.

Public Health May 9, 2018

Air Pollution Kills 7 Million People Yearly According To WHO

Data released by the World Health Organization revealed an alarming death toll of 7 million people yearly due to ambient and household air pollution. Meanwhile, WHO also noted that more local governments are monitoring air quality in their respective cities.

Public Health May 2, 2018

Over 95 Percent Of The World's Population Are Breathing Deadly Air, India Worst Hit

According to the State of Global Air, almost all of the world's population are breathing unhealthy air. The report also disclosed that India is now the country suffering the most from outdoor deaths due to unsanitary pollution.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 18, 2018

Youth In Polluted Cities Have Higher Risk For Suicide And Alzheimer's Disease

A study from the researchers at the University of Montana revealed that youth, who are living in highly polluted metropolitan areas, were more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Also, they are more prone to committing suicide.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 17, 2018

What America Looked Like Before The EPA Cleaned It Up: 15 Shocking Photos

Believe it or not, the EPA has just been around since 1970 before that pollution was rampant in much of the U.S. When it was created, it was tasked with cleaning up the environment to help with human health.

Earth/Environment March 13, 2018

World's Biggest Air Purifier: China Builds Tower Taller Than Statue Of Liberty To Combat Pollution

The Xian tower, dubbed as the world's biggest air purifier, was built in China's Shaanxi province to combat air quality. How does it work to improve air quality?

Earth/Environment January 17, 2018

Air Pollution Linked To Increased Risk For Osteoporosis And Bone Fractures: Study

In older adults, researchers found an association between increased risk for osteoporosis and bone fractures and exposure to air pollution particulate matter. Here are other ways polluted air impacts older members of the population.

Public Health November 13, 2017

Blacks, Asians And Latinos At Higher Risk For Early Death Due To Air Pollution

Particulate matter known to cause cardiovascular conditions are more dangerous to seniors who belong to minority groups and are poor. Here's why these people are more vulnerable to the impacts of air pollution.

Public Health June 30, 2017

Air Pollution Level Considered Safe May Still Cause Early Death

Air pollution levels far below federal standards can still cause premature death, highlighting the importance of aiming for cleaner air. Reducing the level of fine particulate matter can save thousands of lives.

Public Health June 29, 2017

Airborne Fungal Toxins From Wallpaper Pose Serious Health Risk To Homeowners

Researchers have warned about the dangers posed by molds and fungi often found growing on the walls of homes. These organisms can release toxins that can trigger severe allergic reactions in humans and animals.

Public Health June 26, 2017

Climate Scientists Warn More ‘Airpocalypses’ For China Amid Melting Polar Ice Caps

Experts warn of more 'airpocalypses' to happen in China amid the melting of polar ice caps as climate change worsens. A study calls for more urgent actions not only for the reduction of air pollution but also of greenhouse gas emissions.

Earth/Environment March 16, 2017

Pollution Claims Life Of 1 In 4 Children Every Year, Warn WHO Reports

The WHO has released new reports on child mortality rates linked to environmental pollution. The no. 1 cause of death is polluted air, followed by contaminated water.

Public Health March 6, 2017

Air Pollution Caused 1.1 Million Premature Deaths In India During 2015, Global Report Suggests

A recent report indicates that India is on an equal footing with China in terms of air pollution. Apparently 1.1 million premature deaths have been caused in India due to the low quality of air in the country.

Earth/Environment February 15, 2017

Asia's First Vertical Forest To Be Built In Nanjing To Combat China's Air Pollution Problem

Asia's first vertical forests will be built in Nanjing, China by Italian architects. What are vertical forests and how will this combat China's air pollution problem?

Earth/Environment February 12, 2017

Air Pollution Study Reveals Fine Particle Pollutants May Cause Dementia

Tiny and inhalable air pollutants called PM2.5 increase risk for cognitive decline and dementia in older women. How do these fine particles cause mental health problems?

Public Health January 31, 2017

Airpocalypse In Beijing and Even US Cities: The Dangers of Smog And Precautions You Should Take

The Chinese capital is currently rolling in smog so bad that some areas of daily life are disrupted. What are the dangers of smog and how will one stay safe?

Healthy Living/Wellness January 7, 2017

Living Near Road With Busy Traffic? You're Up To 12 Percent More Likely To Develop Dementia

People who live near busy roads have increased risk of developing dementia. How does high traffic roads influence the likelihood of a person having to develop neurological problems such as Alzheimer's disease?

Neuroscience January 5, 2017

Indoor Smoking Bans Helping Children Breathe Easier: Fewer Asthma-Related ER Visits In Kids Reported

The indoor smoking ban has remarkably helped children breathe easier, reported a recent study. Researchers have found that the number of asthma-related emergency room visits by children has been reduced following the ban.

Public Health January 1, 2017

Researchers Uncover Molecular Events To Help Explain Allergic Reactions To Air Pollution

The rising level of air pollution is resulting in increased cases of asthma and other lung-related diseases. Researchers in Japan have uncovered the series of molecular events that can help explain the relation of allergic reactions to pollution in atmosphere.

Public Health December 26, 2016

Great Smog of London: Mystery Of 1952 Fog That Killed Thousands Finally Solved

The exact chemical processes that led to the 1952 London fog that killed thousands have not been fully understood. Now, researchers offer an explanation to what was behind the historic smog.

Earth/Environment December 14, 2016

Air Pollution Discovered As A Means Of Transmission For Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Researchers at Gothenburg University have found that antibiotic drug-resistant bacteria can utilize polluted city air as a medium of transmission. Polluted air in Beijing was used as a sample for the study.

Public Health November 21, 2016

One In Seven Children Breathe Highly Toxic Air: UNICEF

UNICEF revealed that 300 million children worldwide are exposed to toxic fumes, which is more than six times the recommended international guidelines. Air pollution kills more children than malaria and HIV combined.

Public Health October 31, 2016

The World Just Passed The Carbon Threshold And It Looks Like There’s No Going Back

Earth’s carbon dioxide levels have crossed a historical milestone of 400 ppm. Climate experts warn that the mark that hasn’t been reached for millions of years is now almost impossible to reverse.

Earth/Environment September 30, 2016

WHO: 9 Out Of 10 People In the World Breathing Bad Air

About six million deaths occur every year due to air pollution, noted a new report released by the World Health Organization on Tuesday, Sept. 17. China suffers more number of air-pollution related fatalities followed by India and Russia.

Public Health September 27, 2016

Indonesia Haze Led To 100,000 Premature Deaths In 2015, Estimates Study

The haze from burning peat lands and forest fires in Indonesia could have caused more than 100,000 premature deaths in Southeast Asia, reports a recent study. The warning should elicit intensified efforts to address the crisis.

Public Health September 20, 2016

New Smelting Process Can Produce Metals With Less Air Pollution And Greenhouse Gas Emission

A new metal smelting process was accidentally discovered by MIT researchers. It can reduce air pollution and the emission of greenhouse gases associated with traditional metal smelting.

Material Science August 26, 2016

San Francisco Bay Area Issues 'Spare The Air' Alert For Monday

Bay Area is set for a 'Spare the Air' day on Monday, July 25. The health program aims to lower air pollution levels and provide advanced warnings to the public when the air quality is forecasted to be unhealthy.

Earth/Environment July 25, 2016

Stephen Hawking Says Greed, Stupidity Are Greatest Threats To Humanity

Famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking shared his thoughts on the problems currently plaguing humanity during his interview with Larry King on 'Larry King Now.' He said stupidity and greed are two of the biggest threats to mankind right now.

Earth/Environment June 29, 2016

Love Wood-Fired Pizza? Science Suggests It's Harming The Environment

Do you prefer feasting on good ol' wood-fired pizza? New research suggests that the process involved in making it may be harming the environment.

Earth/Environment June 23, 2016

Air Pollution Could Increase Mental Illness Risk In Children

Researchers find a link between an increase in air pollution rates and the surge in children's mental illness. Alarmingly, the link persists even in countries with relatively low air pollution levels such as Sweden.

Public Health June 14, 2016

NASA Satellite Discovers 39 Unreported Man-made Sources Of Air Pollution

A NASA satellite discovers 39 unreported man-made sources of toxic sulfur dioxide emissions. Sulfur dioxide is a recognized health threat that plays a contributing role in acid rain development.

Earth/Environment June 2, 2016

Exposure To Air Pollutants Linked To High Blood Pressure Levels

The association between air pollution and hypertension has long been proposed by experts. Now, a new meta-analysis suggests a linear link between exposure to air pollutants and high blood pressure levels.

Public Health June 1, 2016

Oil Sands Operation In Canada Is A Major Source Of Air Pollution In North America

Oil sands operation in Canada is causing air pollution, according to a new study. Researchers said the operation emits secondary organic aerosols that harm the environment.

Earth/Environment May 27, 2016

Air Pollution Heightens Risk Of Stillbirth During Third Trimester

The plot (and air) thickens. A recent analysis strengthens the alleged link between air pollution and increased stillbirth risks during the 28th week of pregnancy or even later.

Public Health May 25, 2016

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