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Authors pointed out that exactly how air pollution might restrict fetal growth is not clear, and its effects may differ between women with complicated and uncomplicated pregnancies.
The WHO describes air pollution as a 'major environment-related health threat to children and a risk factor for both acute and chronic respiratory disease', pointing out that when infants and pre-schoolers are exposed to air pollution and second-hand smoke, they have an increased risk of pneumonia in childhood, and a lifelong increased risk of chronic respiratory diseases, such as asthma.
UNICEF points to satellite imagery which it says confirms that about two billion children live in areas where outdoor air pollution exceeds minimum air quality guidelines set by the World Health Organization.
levels of outdoor air pollution - exceeding six times international guidelines.
Major sources of air pollution include inefficient modes of transport, household fuel and waste burning, coal-fired power plants, and industrial activities.
More and more cities are monitoring air pollution now, satellite data is more comprehensive, and we are getting better at refining the related health estimates.
As such, various organizations are joining forces and combining their efforts to raise awareness on the adverse effects of air pollution to people's health.
The sources of air pollution can be classified into five major categories i.
Storey, corresponding author of the paper, said: "More than 3 million deaths worldwide are caused by air pollution each year.
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 and cancer.
The facility is a 'major' source of air pollution, however, under the Clean Air Act," Arcaute said.
But air pollution blocks radiation only in the daytime, he notes.
We found that the combination of air pollution and diet had a dramatic effect on plaque formation, leading to inflammation and heart disease.
Levy acknowledges that "reasonable assumptions could double or halve" his estimates of deaths due to Bowen's air pollution.