Air pollution triggers a cascade of molecular changes inside the body.
Air pollution kills 5.5 million people around the world yearly.
A few days’ exposure to ambient air pollution was associated with increased risk of death from asthma.
Vehicle tailpipe emissions were responsible for 385,000 premature deaths worldwide in 2015.
One-day household pollution may be given as much attention as transportation emissions.
Pollution is a silent killer — and it’s affecting almost all the planet’s children.
Very Not Good™.
Inflammation and cancer-related gene expression was overcharged by exposure to particulate matter in city air.
Brain abnormalities might lead to cognitive impairment. that could have significant long-term consequences.
The real scope of pollution and how it affects livelihoods is often misrepresented.
As we previously reported, China is experiencing a dramatic smog crisis – again.
Move away from the busy roads.
Urban air pollution has been classified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) among the top ten health risks humans face.
A decade-long study of thousands of Americans has found direct evidence of how air pollution causes heart disease. The link between the two has been established a long time ago, but it’s only now that the biological mechanisms have been explained thoroughly.
The most detail study of its kind found air pollution is responsible 3.3 million premature deaths. Based on current trends of agricultural and industrial expansion, the study projects 6.6 million will succumb to soot and smog in 2050, or double today’s death toll. Most of these fatalities will be registered in developing nations like India, Pakistan and China.
Researchers studying the plastic problem our ocean is facing predict that by 2050 nearly every single maritime bird species will have plastic pieces inside their digestive systems. The grim prediction is based on a new study showing that about 90 percent of seabirds today have plastic in their bodies.
The low quality of the Chinese air is more than simply a nuisance – China has by far the worst air quality out of all the industrialized countries, and it’s estimated that 16 of the world’s 20 most polluted cities are in China. Needless to say this significantly raises mortality and causes a myriad of health issues – but are
The effects of urban pollution in China are started to get out of hand, and by now, it’s pretty safe to say that they are dealing with a major pollution crisis – the smog in Beijing particularly is so severe you can easily see it from outer space. Now, a new study has concluded that the smog alone is so
Trees planted along a city street could screen residents from sun and noise – but more importantly, they can also protect them from the polluted air. A new study has shown that tree leaves can capture more than 50% of the polluting particulate matter – the main source of urban pollution and a trigger for disease. In cities, this type
Residents in China’s northeast region of Harbin are experiencing severe levels of smog pollution, which reduced the visibility to just 10 meters and virtually paralyzed all activities. Today (Monday morning), all schools and airports were closed and public transportation is limited. This is certainly not the first time in recent years when China was faced with obscene levels of pollution