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‘Dirty Birds’ Reveal Hidden U.S. Air Pollution Problem

Soot trapped in the feathers of songbirds over the past 100 years is causing scientists to revise their records of air pollution. US researchers measured the black carbon found on 1,300 larks, woodpeckers, and sparrows over the past century. They’ve produced the most complete picture to date of historic air quality over industrial parts of […]

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Experts Warn Air Pollution is the ‘Tobacco of the 21st Century’

Bad air is the source of ‘huge illness which is entirely preventable if we take the issue seriously’, IPPR researcher says. Air pollution caused by burning fossil fuels is the “tobacco of the 21st century”, an expert has warned after a report found some cities in northern England were breaching legal safety limits by up […]

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Face Masks to Protect Dogs From Air Pollution

Dog’s suffer from air pollution the same way humans do. What can be done to protect them from the harmful effects of poor air quality? Mary Peng of the ICVS gives several tips about the effects of pollution on your pets, and how you can protect your cute pets from the pollution on bad days. […]

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Air | A Surreal Short Film (2015)

Grateful for the artists who capture the realities for a generation and tell the story. This short film tells the story of the growing global air quality crises. ‘AIR’ is a surreal short film about a girl struggles in a heavily air-pollution world, and the needs to buy air to survive. This short film delivers […]

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Urban Survival: 12 Futuristic Fashion Designs for Air Pollution Masks

Global air pollution is billowing into major cities across the world. London, Mumbai, Paris, Beijing, and Los Angeles to name a few. What is the future of technology and design for anti pollution face masks? As urban fashion and technology combine to keep the next generation safe from toxic pollution what will the future of […]

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Surprising Impact of Air Pollution When You Exercise

According to a past review published by the University of Queensland, there is strong evidence to support the assertion that air pollution has negative effects on cardiovascular health during exercise. The impact is particularly strong for those who work out outdoors in urban regions where the concentration of air contaminants is relatively high. Individuals who […]

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Study Says Air Pollution Elevates Stress Hormones

Breathing dirty air causes stress hormones to spike, new research suggests, which could help explain why long-term exposure to pollution is associated with heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and a shorter life span. Dr. Haidong Kan of Fudan University in Shanghai, China, and colleagues looked specifically at the health effects of particulate matter (PM), small particles […]

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Can We Fix the Air that is Making Us Sick?

Rising air pollution levels in our cities that impact the health of people and planet are becoming impossible to ignore. So much so that China closed the last working coal power plant in Beijing this March, paving the way to a future of clean energy and air for its inhabitants. This kind of radical change […]

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The Health Hazard of Huge Summer Fires and Smoke

Massive smoke plumes invaded the Pacific Northwest in early August 2017, and more smoke from wildfires may be a problem into early autumn across parts of the U.S. and Canadian West. In this guest post, wildfire expert and author Stephen Pyne (Arizona State University) looks at the history of our relationship with wildfire smoke. Landscape […]

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Sources of Air Pollution Inside Your Home

We often think our battle against air pollution ends once we’re inside the protective walls of our own home. What we don’t know is it gets worse from there. Apparently, indoor air can be more polluted than the air outdoors because pollutants that are existing indoors get trapped inside these spaces, build up, and turn […]

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