TOXIC air pollution can cause serious health problems including stunted lung growth and cancer, experts say. But what causes the toxic air and what is are the measures being called for to tackle it? Where in London has the worst smog? Central London tends to have the worst smog as it is the most heavily built-up area. Pollution can build up in London when it becomes trapped between buildings, especially during still weather. Enclosed streets with large amounts of diesel traffic tend to be the worst-hit. The City of London is the worst-hit area, with 8.3 per cent of deaths caused by manmade pollution in 2013 and 14. Surrounding boroughs Camden, Islington, Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Southwark all came in around the 7 per cent mark. Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea also neared 8 per cent each. Boroughs furthest from the city centre are the least at risk of smog. What is toxic air pollution and how is it caused? Hazardous pollutants from industrial facilities … [Read more...] about Where in London has the worst smog, what is toxic air pollution and how has the heatwave affected health levels?
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Sunday, July 01, 2018 by: Michelle Simmons Tags: Air pollution, air pollution exposure, badhealth, badmedicine, badpollution, blood pressure, cardiovascular health, child health, childhood, children's health, clean air, fine particulate matter, goodscience, high blood pressure, hypertension, indoor air, maternal exposure, particulate matter, PM2.5, pollution, pregnancy, research, toxins (Natural News) Exposure to high levels of air pollution during the third trimester of pregnancy can increase the baby’s risk of high blood pressure, according to a study published in the journal Hypertension. The study, which was carried out by a team of researchers at Johns Hopkins University in the U.S., is one of the first studies to demonstrate that inhaling polluted air during pregnancy may cause detrimental effects on the cardiovascular health of the offspring during childhood. Hypertension during childhood often results in hypertension in adulthood, which is the leading cause of … [Read more...] about Unprecedented science study proves that air pollution can negatively affect babies while in the womb
An urgent and costly public health problem During the 1950s, smog (a toxic combination of soot and sulphur dioxide) was commonplace in UK cities and a major source of disease. Since the Clean Air Act of 1956, the character of air pollution in the UK has changed. The major pollutants today – nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter (PM 2.5) – are invisible to the naked eye. Although we have seen improvements over recent decades, air pollution continues to represent an urgent public health threat. Air pollution is now the largest environmental risk linked to deaths in the United Kingdom and a significant source of ill-health. Tackling air pollution is a government priority, as demonstrated through the draft Clean Air Strategy published today. There are strong associations between air pollution and major diseases that pose a great health and economic burden, including: coronary heart disease stroke lung cancer childhood asthma In 2017, the total NHS and social care cost … [Read more...] about Blog Public health matters Enabling local authorities to tackle air pollution
Split View Views Article contents Figures & tables Video Audio Supplementary Data PDF Cite Citation Jian V Huang, Gabriel M Leung, C Mary Schooling; The association of air pollution with birthweight and gestational age: evidence from Hong Kong's ‘Children of 1997’ birth cohort, Journal of Public Health, Volume 39, Issue 3, 1 September 2017, Pages 476–484, https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdw068 Download citation file: RIS (Zotero) EndNote BibTex Medlars ProCite RefWorks Reference Manager © 2018 Oxford University Press Close Permissions Share Email Twitter Facebook Navbar Search Filter All All Journals Mobile Microsite Search Term Sign In Register Close search filter All All Journals search input Advanced Search Abstract BackgroundPrevious studies from Western settings have found … [Read more...] about association of air pollution with birthweight and gestational age: evidence from Hong Kong’s ‘Children of 1997’ birth cohort