Even unborn babies are in danger of air pollution as a new study reveals sooty particles can make its way to the placenta. The placenta is an organ that nourishes the fetus as it develops in the mother's womb.
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The rising air pollution in urban cities is hurting millions worlwide, and it is worst in poorer countries, WHO notes. Those people effected usually succumb to death because of respiratory diseases, stroke, heart disease and lung cancer.
People who travel along busy roads to get to work are at a higher risk of being exposed to traffic related air pollution than those that take the longer, less congested route, say researchers.
The six-month eruption of an Iceland volcano in 2014 and 2015 emitted huge amounts of toxic sulphur dioxide gas. Researchers are looking at the effects of such eruptions on U.K. air quality.
Man-made pollution is an issue that plagues modern-day society, and apparently it affected ancient humans as well, as evidenced by newly discovered fossil teeth in Israel, a new study shows.
It's no secret that fracking has been associated with earthquakes, contaminated groundwater and increasing levels of toxic radon, but now researchers are adding air quality and human health to the list.
As part of China's "war on air pollution" launched in 2014, the country's government has revealed that only eight of its 74 largest cities have passed their own air quality standards. As a result, the government has reaffirmed their pledge to take action to improve air quality.
Chimney stacks in the Bay Area might feel a bit pointless in the winter, especially when entire weekends go by without use. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQM) has issued the season's ninth Winter Spare the Air Alert for Sunday, January 4, which bans citizens from burning wood for 24 hours.
It should come as no surprise that if an expecting mother breathes air of poor quality, her child might suffer for it. Lung development trouble, premature births, and other complications have all been associated with severe air pollution. However, a new study has now linked air pollution with autism as well.
Sorry Bay Area residents. Gathering around the fireplace after a traditional turkey dinner may have sounded like a good idea, but the California Air District regulators won't be having it. A Winter Spare the Air Alert is in effect for this Thursday, meaning that it will be illegal to burn wood.
New images from NASA's Aqua satellite stunningly illustrate the air quality problems that an increasingly industrialized China faces. Interestingly, the latest of these images shows that agricultural practices, not just industry, heavily contribute to the smog and haze that is literally choking the county's citizens.
Another eruption surge on Iceland seems likely to occur as toxic fumes continue to spread across the country and into new regions.
No, trees won't be thrusting out their collective branches to gently catch the next unlucky skydiver with a defective parachute, but they have been cleaning our air. The US Forest Service has just released a report that says that the worlds trees are saving an estimated 850 human lives a year by preventing acute respiratory symptoms.
You may not have noticed, but if you've been living in a major US city for the past decade, your quality of air has actually been improving. New Images out from NASA satellites show this significant reduction in air pollution levels in a series of striking photographs released this week.