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[Ticker] Dutch state appeals ban on taking air-polluting measures

Added: 22.09.2017 16:33 | 5 views | 0 comments

Dutch caretaker deputy minister for infrastructure and environment Sharon Dijksma told MPs on Friday that the Netherlands will appeal a recent court ruling, which banned the government from adopting measures that could further decrease air quality. The ban was "open to interpretation", Dijksma wrote. Meanwhile, she would also fight air pollution by coming up with an improved version of the Dutch air quality plan, .

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Breathing dirty air may harm kidneys

Added: 22.09.2017 14:16 | 31 views | 0 comments

Outdoor air pollution may increase the risk of chronic kidney disease and contribute to kidney failure, say researchers. Scientists culled national VA databases to evaluate the effects of air pollution and kidney disease on nearly 2.5 million people over a period of 8.5 years, beginning in 2004. The scientists compared VA data on kidney function to air-quality levels collected by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

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Air Pollution Tied to Kidney Disease

Added: 21.09.2017 22:00 | 22 views | 0 comments

Add a new potential ill to the list of problems linked to air pollution: kidney disease.

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Air pollution cuts 3 years off lifespans in Northern China

Added: 14.09.2017 20:32 | 9 views | 0 comments

A Chinese policy is unintentionally causing people in northern China to live 3.1 years less than people in the south due to air pollution concentrations that are 46 percent higher. These findings imply that every additional 10 micrograms per cubic meter of particulate matter pollution (PM10) reduces life expectancy by 0.6 years.

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Air Pollution From Industry Plagues Houston In Harvey's Wake

Added: 14.09.2017 10:00 | 27 views | 0 comments

Flooding in Houston and utility outages led to belches of fumes from refineries and other industrial sites. Residents of a region already struggling with air pollution wonder: Is it safe to breathe?


Air pollution changes what bugs colonise our airways

Added: 12.09.2017 17:24 | 14 views | 0 comments

Higher levels of pollutants in the air correlate with reduced diversity of bacteria in our nose, hinting at a possible mechanism for why pollution causes disease

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Air quality in 'green' housing affected by toxic chemicals in building materials

Added: 12.09.2017 16:10 | 5 views | 0 comments

Indoor air pollution can be a problem in many homes, even in eco-friendly buildings. Thanks to a new innovative study, researchers have a better idea of where these pollutants come from -- which ones come from chemicals leaching out of building materials and which ones from the personal items people bring into their homes. The findings could inform the development of new green building standards and lead to healthier housing, especially for low-income communities.

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Extreme wildfires in the US could lead to long-term lung damage

Added: 12.09.2017 13:30 | 17 views | 0 comments

This year’s exceptional wildfire season could drag on until December, and the resulting air pollution poses a serious risk to people’s health

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