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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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German City Builds Moss-Covered Wall to Fight Air Pollution

The German city of Stuttgart is struggling to overcome its huge air pollution problem. There are options to reduce the environmental risks. Amongst them – a wall covered with moss. “Nitrogen dioxide has put our health at risk for decades.” And for years, Maria Krautzberger, president of Germany’s Federal Environment Agency (UBA) has pointed out […]

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New Hyper-Local Air Pollution Map Available

Engineering researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed the most detailed and extensive local map of air pollution ever produced for an urban area, using specially equipped Google Street View cars to measure air quality on a block-by-block basis. This new hyper-local mobile approach to measuring air quality, which reveals that air […]

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Do Any Anti-Pollution Masks Work? Look at the Research

Thomas Talhelm, Asst. Prof Behavioral Science, University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Smart Air Founder. Disclaimer: I’m not an expert in air pollution. I’m a psychologist, but I got interested in air purifiers and masks when I was living in Beijing and the pollution levels went off the charts. Has there been reputable research on […]

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AIRMOTION Air Pollution Mask

Designed and engineered in Singapore, the Airmotion Air mouth mask is the next generation protective air mask for maximum haze, smog, and chemical protection! The Airmotion air masks are suitable for motorcycle, moped, and bicycle riders who commute to work. The silicone adjustable head strap allows the air mask to strap comfortably across all head […]

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Exposure to Air Pollution Particulate Matter (PM2.5) May Cause Liver Damage

Air pollution containing high levels of airborne particles smaller than 2.5 micron isn’t just bad for the heart and lungs, it is bad for the liver too. While most studies have linked exposure to particle pollution to heart, lung and other respiratory diseases, a new study suggests that ultra-small airborne particles may also damage the […]

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How Does Fine Particulate Matter in Air Pollution Affect Your Health?

Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is an air pollutant that is a concern for people’s health when levels in air are high. PM2.5 are tiny particles in the air that reduce visibility and cause the air to appear hazy when levels are elevated. Outdoor PM2.5 levels are most likely to be elevated on days with little […]

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