Pollution

U.S. EPA and WHO sign agreement protect the public from health risks of pollution

3 days ago   |   News Medical   |   2 articles

This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and World Health Organization signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding.
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Hidden information is an important cause of pollution exposure among low-income communities

6 days ago   |   News Medical

A lack of information is an often overlooked but important cause of pollution exposure among low-income households or communities of color, according to University of Michigan...
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Lockdown drove pollution changes between - even within - cities

6 days ago   |   ScienceDaily

A new modelling method allows researchers to measure levels of nitrogen dioxide on a finer scale, revealing disparities in exposure during COVID.
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The surprising art show that came from a polluted harbour cave

10 days ago   |   Sydney Morning Herald

Two Sydney artists have turned the detritus they recovered crawling onto their stomachs into a new exhibition. “We got very good at being filthy.”
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Londoners warned to avoid strenuous outdoor exercise today due to pollution

Londoners warned to avoid strenuous outdoor exercise today due to pollution

11 days ago   |   Daily Mail

Adults and children in London who have lung problems should reduce strenuous physical exertion today, according to the government's UK-AIR monitoring website.
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Is Plastic Recycling Just a Big Fraud?

14 days ago   |   Mercola

This article was previously published March 18, 2020, and has been updated with new information. As plastic pollution has become a more well-recognized problem, public...
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Air Pollution Linked to COVID-19 Risk

Air Pollution Linked to COVID-19 Risk

14 days ago   |   Medindia Health   |   2 articles

Increased exposure to air pollution boosts the risk of COVID-19 infection. Annual average 1 g/m3 rise in particulate matter linked to 5% increase in COVID-19 infection rate.
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Long-term exposure to air pollutants may increase the incidence of COVID-19

15 days ago   |   News Medical   |   3 articles

Long term exposure to ambient air pollution may heighten the risk of COVID-19 infection, suggests research published online in the journal Occupational & Environmental Medicine.
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Air pollution levels linked to 16% of pediatric asthma cases globally

Air pollution levels linked to 16% of pediatric asthma cases globally

15 days ago   |   Healio

Combustion-related nitrogen dioxide pollution appeared to significantly contribute to pediatric asthma incidence globally, particularly in urban areas, according to data...
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Bounds, Benefits, and Bad Air: Welfare Impacts of Pollution Alerts - by Michael L. Anderson, Minwoo Hyun, Jaecheol Lee

16 days ago   |   National Bureau of Economic Research

Though air-quality alert systems cover more than 1.7 billion people worldwide, there has been little welfare analysis of these systems. This paper presents a theoretical...
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Global Emergence of New COVID-19 Variants

Global Emergence of New COVID-19 Variants

Assuming Omicron to be the last variant might be dangerous as more COVID variants are likely to emerge in the pandemic. Read more ...

Vaccine data no longer add up: Vaccination does not prevent the spread of...

Vaccine data no longer add up: Vaccination does not prevent the spread of coronavirus

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Mayo Clinic Expert predicts COVID-19 will be around until NEXT CENTURY 

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'Boris Johnson was ambushed with a cake' during alleged lockdown party says Tory MP

'Well he, as far as I can see, he was in a sense ambushed with a cake' Read more ...

As Pandemic Rolls On, How to Know if Your Child Needs Therapy

As Pandemic Rolls On, How to Know if Your Child Needs Therapy

It may seem obvious, but the COVID-19 pandemic has only worsened mental health issues that have affected kids socially and developmentally. Read more ...

Watch, But Don't Worry Yet, About New Omicron Subvariant

Watch, But Don't Worry Yet, About New Omicron Subvariant

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Omicron's burden on health system apparent in new data

Omicron's burden on health system apparent in new data

Omicron has taxed the country's health care system, causing more COVID-19 cases, ED visits and hospitalizations than any other variant during the pandemic, according to newly... Read more ...

New Research Points To COVID Vaccine Having No Affect On Fertility

New Research Points To COVID Vaccine Having No Affect On Fertility

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Pfizer begins clinical trials for Omicron-specific COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer begins clinical trials for Omicron-specific COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer has started clinical trials for a Covid shot tailored to the Omciron variant. The company expects the jab to become available in March, but some say the shot is coming... Read more ...

Debilitating foot pain 'could be treated by using fat injections'

Debilitating foot pain 'could be treated by using fat injections'

University of Pittsburgh researchers studied 14 patients with chronic plantar fasciitis - which can feel 'like a nail going right through their heel' - finding belly fat could... Read more ...