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Biden Has a Big Problem on Fracking

Added: 24.10.2020 14:23 | 21 views | 0 comments

The "fracking" revolution has unleashed an incredible American energy boom over the past decade. America is now the biggest producer of oil and gas in the world, beating Saudi Arabia and Russia. Fracking has contributed to an economic revival in areas of the country once in freefall. Pennsylvania is now second only to Texas in natural gas production, and Ohio is now fifth. This has reduced air pollution by displacing coal.

China's cuts to air pollution may have saved 150,000 lives each year

Added: 22.10.2020 20:00 | 19 views | 0 comments

Levels of harmful particulate matter in China’s air have been falling since 2015, and this may have prevented 150,000 premature deaths per year

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Research shows air pollution could play role in development of cardiometabolic diseases

Added: 21.10.2020 20:22 | 1 views | 0 comments

Air pollution is the world's leading environmental risk factor, and causes more than nine million deaths per year. New research shows air pollution may play a role in the development of cardiometabolic diseases, such as diabetes. Importantly, the effects were reversible with cessation of exposure.

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[Ticker] Study: Air pollution costs Europeans €1,276 per year

Added: 21.10.2020 6:04 | 6 views | 0 comments

A for the European Public Health Alliance revealed on Wednesday that air pollution costs the average European city resident €1,276 per year. While Bucharest tops the rank for highest costs (€3,004 per year), Italian cities dominate the top 10 due to both pollution and higher general costs. However, those living in Spain's largely-unpolluted Santa Cruz de Tenerife face the lowest cost (€382 per year) in the bloc.

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Severe air pollution drives food delivery consumption and plastic waste

Added: 20.10.2020 23:29 | 18 views | 0 comments

When the air outside is bad, office workers are more likely to order food delivery than go out for lunch, which in turn increases plastic waste from food packaging, according to a study by researchers from the National University of Singapore.

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'Significant link' between air pollution and neurological disorders, says study

Added: 19.10.2020 22:36 | 32 views | 0 comments

A significant link has been found between air pollution and neurological disorders such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, according to a new study.

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Low level exposure to air pollution is harmful, mouse model shows

Added: 01.08.2019 14:33 | 0 views | 0 comments

Scientists investigating the effect of air pollution on lung health, in an animal model, have concluded that even low levels of exposure can have a detrimental effect on the lungs. They say the results have implications for government agencies responsible for urban planning.

Air pollution speeds up aging of the lungs and increases chronic lung disease risk

Added: 09.07.2019 1:18 | 0 views | 0 comments

A study of more than 300,000 people has found that exposure to outdoor air pollution is linked to decreased lung function and an increased risk of developing COPD. Lung function normally declines as we age, but the new research suggests that air pollution may contribute to the ageing process and adds to the evidence that breathing in polluted air harms the lungs.

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Air pollution linked to cardiovascular disease; air purifiers may lessen impact

Added: 15.08.2017 14:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

Exposure to high levels of air pollution increased stress hormone levels and negative metabolic changes in otherwise healthy, young adults in a recent study conducted in China.


'Good' cholesterol levels reduced with high air pollution exposure

Added: 14.04.2017 8:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

Researchers have found that higher exposure to traffic-related air pollution may be associated with lower levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol.



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