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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.
22 Oct 2018
High levels of air pollutants, especially fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and to a lesser extent, ozone, may be linked to a heightened risk of developing mouth cancer, suggests the first study of its kind, published online in the Journal of Investigative Medicine. The number of new cases, and deaths from, mouth cancer is increasing in…
29 Aug 2018
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…
4 Jul 2018
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.
2 Jul 2018
New research links outdoor air pollution -- even at levels deemed safe -- to an increased risk of diabetes globally, according to a study from Washington University School...
30 Jun 2018
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…
27 May 2018
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.
16 May 2018
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…
2 May 2018
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.
17 Apr 2018
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...

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