Tag Archive | Air pollution

“Britain to ban sale of all diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040”

Petrol pumps

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Britain is to ban all new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040 amid fears that rising levels of nitrogen oxide pose a major risk to public health.

“London May Have World’s Strictest Anti-Pollution Rules by 2019”

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London may have the world’s most stringent rules against vehicle emissions by 2019, according to a proposal from Mayor Sadiq Khan.

“Omega-3 oils could tackle damage caused by air pollution, research shows”

A man wearing a mask looks out from a bus in Beijing as the city is blanketed by smog, Dec 2016

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Supplements of healthy fats could be an immediate way of cutting the harm caused to billions around the world by air pollution, according to emerging research.

However, the research also shows air pollution particles can penetrate through the lungs of lab animals into many major organs, including the brain and testicles. This raises the possibility that the health damage caused by toxic air is even greater than currently known.

“Air pollution crisis ‘plagues’ UK, finds UN human rights expert”

view of polluted London from Alexandra Palace, north London.

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Air pollution is a crisis that “plagues” the UK, particularly children, according to the UN’s special rapporteur on hazardous substances and wastes.

“London’s Mayor Issues First ‘Very High’ Air Pollution Alert”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-23/london-s-mayor-issues-first-very-high-air-pollution-alert

Sadiq Khan issued the first “very high” air pollution alert of his eight-month tenure as London mayor, advising citizens to reduce physical exertion and avoid running outside.

“London breaches annual air pollution limit for 2017 in just five days”

Air pollution and traffic in Putney high street on 3 January 2017, one of London’s worst pollution hotspots

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London has breached its annual air pollution limits just five days into 2017, a “shameful reminder of the severity of London’s air pollution”, according to campaigners.

“Toxic air pollution particles found in human brains”

Mist over Mexico City

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Toxic nanoparticles from air pollution have been discovered in human brains in “abundant” quantities, a newly published study reveals.

“Scientists Just Discovered Exactly What Air Pollution Does To Your Arteries”

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Air pollution has been linked to heart disease for years, prompting concern as well as some skepticism, as the physiological steps showing a cause-and-effect have gone less understood. But now, a multi-year study has for the first time documented that air pollution thickens blood and hardens arteries, a condition that causes cardiovascular problems like heart attacks and strokes.

“Shock figures to reveal deadly toll of global air pollution”

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The World Health Organisation has issued a stark new warning about deadly levels of pollution in many of the world’s biggest cities, claiming poor air quality is killing millions and threatening to overwhelm health services across the globe.

“Dirty Air From Asian Stoves, U.S. Farms Kills 3 Million Globally”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-16/dirty-air-from-asian-stoves-u-s-farms-kills-3-million-globally

Outdoor air pollution contributed to 3.3 million deaths worldwide in 2010, with wood-burning stoves in China and India and ammonia-belching farms in the West among the biggest culprits, according to a new study.

And if nothing is done, the annual toll from dirty air may double to 6.6 million premature deaths by 2050, with the biggest rise coming in Asia, researchers said Wednesday in the journal Nature. The study used new atmospheric models and emissions data to offer a more comprehensive view of pollution sources and how the effects vary across the globe.