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20 May 2019
Nail salon employees face increased health risks due to high levels of indoor airborne pollutants such as formaldehyde and benzene, new University of Colorado Boulder, United States (U.S.) research finds, concluding that working in a salon is akin to working at an oil refinery or an auto garage. The new study, which monitored volatile organic…
18 May 2019
Scientists say breathing the heavily polluted air in Mexico City these days is like smoking somewhere between...
29 Apr 2019
Pregnancy women who are exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution may give birth to babies with smaller heads, according to a review. Nitrogen dioxide, a pollutant produced mainly by vehicles, has been shown to affect the growth of the unborn baby in the last few weeks of pregnancy. Scientists said there is clear evidence…
29 Apr 2019
For Nigerian settlements to become growth activators, there is the need to criminalise non-implementation of approved and operative physical development plans. This was the submission of the Managing Director, MOA Planners Limited, Moses Ogunleye at the 8th annual lecture of the College of Environmental Sciences, Bells University of Technology, Ota. He said, the authorities must…
1 Apr 2019
Air pollution may be damaging men’s ability to perform in the bedroom, scientists warn.New research suggests regular exposure to toxic car fumes is linked with higher rates of erectile dysfunction.
31 Mar 2019
Big cities beset with gridlocked traffic, major regions producing coal, pockets of heavy industry encased by mountains -- Europe's air pollution hotspots...
23 Jan 2019
The world is facing multiple health challenges. These range from outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles and diphtheria...
22 Jan 2019
Eye-watering, throat-scratching air pollution is a major driver of big city blues in China, according to a study published Monday that matched social network chatter with fine-particle pollution levels. "The take-away is simple," lead author Siqi Zheng, an associate professor at MIT and director of the University's China Future City Lab, told AFP. "Higher levels…
13 Dec 2018
Air quality has been associated with numerous adverse health outcomes from asthma to pre-term birth. Researchers at University of Utah Health found women living along the Wasatch Front — the most populous region in the state of Utah....
2 Nov 2018
Air pollution is hard to escape, no matter how rich an area you live in. It is all around us. Microscopic pollutants in the air can slip past our body’s defences, penetrating deep into our respiratory and circulatory system, damaging our lungs, heart and brain.
30 Oct 2018
The World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday decried the devastating impact of poisonous air on billions of children around the world, revealing...
29 Oct 2018
Exposure to toxic air both indoors and out kills some 600,000 children under the age of 15 each year, the World Health Organization warned Monday.

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