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Babies are at risk from air pollution but some pram designs can help

Added: 19.11.2018 18:00 | 1 views | 0 comments

Air pollution is worse for infants than adults. Here are the design features to look for in a pram to protect against it

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Air pollution is shaving years from people’s lives. Where is it claiming the most?

Added: 19.11.2018 15:52 | 7 views | 0 comments

People could add years to their lives in California and other smog-plagued parts of the world if authorities could reduce particulate pollution — soot from cars and industry — to levels recommended by the World Health Organization, a new study reported Monday. No other large U.S. city would benefit more than Fresno, which has soot concentrations at roughly twice the WHO guidelines. Fresno residents would live a year longer if the region could meet the health organization’s recommended levels of exposure, according to Monday’s study by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago. The average Los Angeles resident could add eights months of life. The average Sacramento resident...

Delhi air

Added: 19.11.2018 14:22 | 1 views | 0 comments

Some popular ways Indians try to beat air pollution - but do they really work?

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Delhi's rickshaw pullers: Toxic air is killing us but we can’t quit

Added: 18.11.2018 1:24 | 2 views | 0 comments

Delhi's rickshaw pullers say they don't contribute to air pollution, but are still the worst affected.

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Monitoring air pollution after Hurricane Maria

Added: 17.11.2018 17:54 | 13 views | 0 comments

When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, 2017, the storm devastated the island's electrical grid, leaving many people without power for months. This lack of electricity, as well as other storm-related damage, prevented air-quality monitoring in many areas. Now researchers have shown that low-cost sensors that run on solar energy can be used to monitor air pollution after a disaster.

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| San Francisco: schools and cable cars to close over smoke from Camp fire

Added: 16.11.2018 2:05 | 25 views | 1 comments


Thursday saw air pollution levels climb to unhealthy levels, making San Francisco’s air worst in the world
Schools in the San Francisco Bay Area have been cancelled for Friday and residents warned to stay inside as smoke descends from wildfires hundreds of miles away, producing air quality levels worse than notoriously polluted cities in India and China.
“The Camp fire in Butte county generated a tremendous amount of smoke,” said Kristine Roselius, a spokeswoman for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. “That smoke is just pouring into the Bay Area right now.”

The deadly killer we can't see and refuse to confront

Added: 15.11.2018 12:37 | 19 views | 0 comments

Air pollution kills thousands each year yet car companies blithely ignore emissions limits

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Your heart hates air pollution; portable filters could help

Added: 14.11.2018 4:17 | 21 views | 0 comments

The fifth-leading risk factor for mortality worldwide, air pollution presents a major heart health risk. A simple intervention could help people breathe easier at home.

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Monitoring air pollution after Hurricane Maria

Added: 13.11.2018 17:57 | 7 views | 0 comments

When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, 2017, the storm devastated the island's electrical grid, leaving many people without power for months. This lack of electricity, as well as other storm-related damage, prevented air-quality monitoring in many areas. Now researchers have shown that low-cost sensors that run on solar energy can be used to monitor air pollution after a disaster.

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