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Air pollution may be damaging ‘every organ in the body’

Already 2 years ago, the Guardian wrote an interactive article on the broad detrimental effects of air pollution on the human body: Air pollution may be damaging every organ and virtually every cell in the human body, according to a comprehensive new global review. The research shows head-to-toe harm, from heart and lung disease to diabetes …

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Air Pollution Linked to Increased Mental Health Outpatient Visits

More pollution in the air could be linked to higher rates of mental health service utilization, researchers at the Yale School of Public Health found in a new study. Researcher in Nanjing – China, found that, after comparing outpatient visit numbers with the amount of particulate matter found in the air every day, that visits …

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Toxic air seen cutting thousands of lives short each year in Europe’s cities

Tens of thousands of European city dwellers die prematurely each year due to air pollution, researchers said on Wednesday in a study ranking more than 800 cities according to the risk of early death from two leading pollutants. Some 51,000 premature deaths from fine particulate matter and 900 from nitrogen dioxide could be prevented each …

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Increase in PM2.5 led to thousands of additional deaths in the U.S.

Source: airqualitynews.com A 5% increase in particulate matter (PM2.5) pollution was associated with 9,700 additional premature deaths across the United States, according to a study conducted by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University. They found that this rise of PM2.5 increased the number of premature deaths of adults over the age of 30 by about 9,700 …

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