Elizabeth Muller, Executive Director of Berkeley Earth, said "It's troubling that air pollution
is killing so many and yet isn't on the radar for major environmental organizations in the US or Europe.
While infants exposed to air pollution
were at greater risk, researchers did not find a link between mothers exposed to air pollution
during pregnancy and allergy risk in their children.
Storey, corresponding author of the paper, said: "More than 3 million deaths worldwide are caused by air pollution
For the first time, the PHE report estimates the number of deaths that can be attributed to particle air pollution
in all local authorities in the UK.
Tens of thousands of people die prematurely in the UK annually because of dangerous air pollution
, which regularly breaches legal limits.
In particular, the new data reveal a stronger link between both indoor and outdoor air pollution
exposure and cardiovascular diseases, such as strokes and ischaemic heart disease, as well as between air pollution
Li Guixin, a resident of Shijiazhuang, capital of the northern province of Hebei, has now become the first person in China to sue the government for failing to curb air pollution
The facility is a 'major' source of air pollution
, however, under the Clean Air Act," Arcaute said.
29), and in India, the air pollution
was shown to reduce rice yields between 6 and 17 percent.
It was surprising in this study to see the impact of exposure to a relatively low PM concentration on plaque development," says Kevin Dreher, a principal investigator studying the cardiovascular effects of air pollution
within the EPA's National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory.
Gaines's tame query about Bowen's air pollution
was striking only because other Cartersville residents almost never express concern about the sulfur dioxide and various toxins emitted by the plant.
The EPA, in another study, found that 6 out of 10 homes and buildings are hazardous to their occupants because or air pollution
Her account is a sobering reminder that air pollution
was once the industrialized world's chief environmental problem and that it remains a serious dilemma in the developing world.
One groundbreaking international study was the subject of two important articles: "Hidden Health Benefits of Greenhouse Gas Mitigation" published in Science, volume 293, in August 2001, and "Assessing the Health Benefits of Urban Air Pollution
Reductions Associated with Climate Change Mitigation (2000-2020)" published in Environmental Health Perspectives, volume 109, in June 2001.
Children are more sensitive than adults are to air pollution
; they spend more time outside engaged in vigorous activity, are exposed to air pollution
for a longer duration, have a higher breathing rate relative to body weight, and have smaller airways.