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Air pollution and cardiometabolic diseases

Posted on 8/21/20 by Green Car Congress (https://www.greencarcongress.com/) Air pollution is the world’s leading environmental risk factor, and causes more than nine million deaths per year. New research published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation shows air pollution may play a role in the development of cardiometabolic diseases, such as diabetes. Importantly, the effects were…

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International Day of Clean Air

Following the international community’s increasing interest in clean air, and emphasizing the need to make further efforts to improve air quality to protect human health, the United Nations General Assembly has designated 7 September as the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies. Often, you can’t see air pollution but it is everywhere. Air…

State of the Air

Nearly Half of the U.S. Breathing Unhealthy Air

American Lung Association’s “State of the Air” report finds climate change is driving increases in unhealthy air, 150 million people at risk. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Clean Air Act, which is responsible for dramatic improvements in air quality. Despite this, a new report from the American Lung Association finds nearly half…

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10 Most Harmful Air Pollutants

by: IQAir   Air pollutants are incredibly diverse in terms of composition, health effects, and sources, ranging from the thick brown smoke belched out of monolithic mega-factories to invisible and insidious threats to your health and well-being.   1.Particulate matter (particle pollution) Particulate matter (also called airborne particles or PM) consists of particles in the…

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Toxic Air: The Price of Fossil Fuel

by: Greenpeace   A new report by Greenpeace reveals the cost of air pollution from fossil fuels and highlights solutions that can protect our health and benefit our communities. Air pollution generated from burning fossil fuels is attributed to approximately 4.5 million premature deaths worldwide every year, the report shows. Air pollution increases the incidence of…

Clean Air Initiative

United Nations announces 2019 Climate Action Summit ‘Clean Air Initiative’

Ahead of the upcoming 2019 Climate Action Summit, the United Nations, the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and Climate and Clean Air Coalition announced today the “Clean Air Initiative”, calling on governments at all levels to join the Initiative. The “Clean Air Initiative” calls on national and subnational governments…

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World Environment Day

Celebrated every year on June 5, World Environment Day is the United Nations’ biggest annual event for positive environmental action to encourage worldwide awareness of the need to protect our planet. Since the first World Environment Day in 1974, the event has grown to become a global platform for positive public outreach on the environment…