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Air pollution may be a leading global cause of death

New research has found that air pol lution is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, far surpassing smoking, malaria, and other significant factors. Air pollution may increase the risk of death significantly more than other factors, such as smoking. Researchers have found that air pollution is a leading …

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Coronavirus pandemic leads to huge drop in air pollution

Air pollution has plummeted in the past six weeks as entire countries hit by the Covid-19 outbreak were forced to hit the pause button on industry. As factories closed their doors, businesses were forced to shut and traffic fell sharply around cities and industrial clusters in Asia and Europe, there …

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Air pollution at birth can change how brain develops

A new study finds a link between significant early childhood exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) and structural changes in the brain at the age of 12. According to researchers at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, children with higher levels of TRAP exposure at birth had reductions at age …

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