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Air pollution clouds brain performance and workforce productivity

Even short-term exposure to air pollution impacts our brain performance and capacity to work, according to researchers from The University of Queensland and Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Andrea La Nauze from UQ’s School of Economics said a data study indicated that air pollution damaged cognitive function in working-age adults. “Our research used data from Lumosity […]

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How To Keep Your Indoor Air Quality As Pure As Possible

One of the central tenants of health is how well we’re breathing. But, beyond that, what’s in your air makes a big difference as well. From little things like dust to bigger factors such as pollution, your air quality may suffer from daily occurrences and processes. According to Mindbodygreen, PMs, or Particulate Matter particles can […]

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How this shed could beat air pollution – a silent killer

How a shabby shed could hold the key to beating a silent killer: An alarming new study suggests dirty air costs as many as 90,000 lives in Britain a year. Now a unique research project aims to reveal what’s to blame ‘Shed’ at University of Birmingham could identify best ways to clean up pollution Machines inside determine […]

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Can a home air purifier system protect you against COVID-19?

Proper ventilation in your living area may prevent illnesses and reduce transmission of viruses. But can portable air cleaners and purifiers fight COVID-19? Dr. Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert, says that they generally can. “The more air exchanges and the cleaner the air, the lower the risk,” says Dr. Poland. “By itself, […]

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Indoor air quality merits closer attention

A study covering all of French-speaking Switzerland found that energy-efficient renovation work on residential buildings tends to overlook the question of indoor air quality. The study’s authors, mainly from EPFL and the School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg (HEIA-FR), have called for greater attention to this issue. Researchers from EPFL, the School of Engineering […]

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Study finds air pollution linked to risk of premature death

Exposure to toxic air pollutants is linked to increased cardiovascular and respiratory death rates, according to a new international study by researchers from Monash University (Australia) and abroad. The study, led by Dr. Haidong Kan from Fudan University in China, analysed data on air pollution and mortality in 652 cities across 24 countries and regions, […]

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Air pollution increases ER visits for breathing problems

As levels of ozone and fine particulate pollution (PM2.5) rise, more patients end up in the ER with breathing problems, according to the largest U.S. study of air pollution and respiratory emergency room visits of patients of all ages. The study was published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical […]