Air Pollution May Affect Mental Intelligence
In a country struggling with pollution and with almost non-existent laws or implementation of laws promoting environmental protection, the study carried out in China is most relevant to safeguard the safety of the future generation. Studies carried out in China have shown evidence that long-term exposure to air pollution is related to cognitive performance. This…
The air pollution dilemma
The fact that the constant air pollution incidents in Lagos have not been documented to have caused serious or major casualties is no reason for the authorities to neglect a potential disaster of incredible magnitude.
Air Pollution Increases The Risk Of Diabetes
Air pollution caused one in seven new cases of diabetes in 2016, according to a US study, which found even low levels raised the chances of developing the chronic disease. Diabetes has primarily been associated with lifestyle factors like diet and a sedentary lifestyle, but research by the Washington University School of Medicine in St…
‘Government agencies, others fuelling air pollution in Port Harcourt’
Rivers State Commissioner for Environment, Prof. Roseline Konya says Federal Government agencies, including the military are contributing their quota to polluting the air in the state.
In-womb air pollution associated with higher blood pressure in childhood
Children who were exposed to higher levels of air pollution during the third trimester of their mother's pregnancy had a higher risk of elevated blood pressure in childhood, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension. Fine particulate matter of 2.5 microns or less (PM2.5) is a form of air pollution produced…
Kanpur leads WHO blacklist of cities with worst air pollution
Residents of Kanpur reacted with dismay Wednesday after the Indian city was found to have the worst air quality in a global World Health Organization survey that urged the nation to clean up its act.
Air pollution increases suicide risk by 500%
Exposure to air pollution increases people's risk of Alzheimer's disease and suicide, new research suggests.Lifelong exposure to fine-air particles raises people's levels of the 'Alzheimer's protein' APOE4, which is associated with rapid-onset dementia...
Mothers exposed to air pollution 20% more likely to have babies with birth defects, researchers find
Women exposed to air pollution before getting pregnant are nearly 20 percent more likely to have babies with birth defects, new research reveals.
Air pollution is bigger risk for people with A, B, or AB blood types
People with type A, B, or AB blood have a greater chance of suffering a heart attack or chest pain during episodes of high air pollution compared to those with type O, scientists have found.