92% of the world’s population exposed to unsafe levels of air pollution

Everyone, everywhere could use a personal air pollution monitor device to try and avoid the worst of the pollution most of us are exposed to. This is a new study from the World Health Organization reported on by Science Daily:
92% of the world’s population exposed to unsafe levels of air pollution
Date:September 27, 2016Source:World Health OrganizationSummary:A new […]

By |October 7th, 2016|Air Pollution, Mortality, WHO|0 Comments

Ground-Level Ozone Exposure May Raise Death Risk

The analysis of data from nearly 670,000 participants in a nationwide cancer prevention study suggested that every additional 10 parts per billion (ppb) of long-term ground-level ozone exposure increased the risk of dying from diabetes or COPD during follow-up by 16% and 14%, respectively.

Read the report HERE.

By |February 15th, 2016|Air Pollution, Mortality|0 Comments

Air pollution accounts for over 430 000 premature deaths in Europe

A new report published on Nov 30, 2015 by the European Environment Agency (EEA) estimates that air pollution continues to be responsible for more than 430 000 premature deaths in Europe. The most problematic pollutants affecting human health are particulate matter (PM), ground-level ozone (O3) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2). Read the report HERE.

By |December 1st, 2015|Air Pollution, Mortality|0 Comments

Air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk

Estimates released by the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died (one in eight of total global deaths) as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk.

A video cast released […]

By |August 13th, 2014|Air Pollution, Mortality|0 Comments