PUBLISHED: 17:26 07 December 2018 | UPDATED: 17:26 07 December 2018 Sam Volpe Chris Turner, with his new BREATHE Smart device. Picture: Chris Turner / Breathe Tech Archant A Crouch End inventor is crowdfunding to launch an innovative and wearable air pollution monitor inspired by his own worries as a new dad. Chris Turner, 37, has invented the BREATHE Smart Monitor, an air quality monitor which both shrinks existing technology so that it can be attached to – for example, a bike or a pram – and which works independently of a smartphone. Chris, 37, has a background in manufacturing and wanted to build a product that tackled an issue that troubled him.“I came to this as a parent concerned about air quality. We all worry about the effect it has on us, from if you’re walking with a pram, or perhaps out running on the roads on the way to a park or up to Alexandra Palace.” “I’m constantly concerned about the negative … [Read more...] about Crouch End dad crowdfunding to launch new air pollution monitor for families
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Thursday, December 06, 2018 by: Tracey Watson Tags: Air pollution, Alzheimer's disease, badhealth, badmedicine, badpollution, brain damage, brain health, clean air, dementia, disease causes, environment, fine particulate matter, goodscience, neurology, nitrogen dioxide, NO2, ozone, PM2.5 (Natural News) If pressed to suggest possible causes for the development of dementia, most of us would probably list things like lifestyle, diet and genetics. One of the last things to come to mind would likely be air pollution, and yet a recent study has found that certain types of air pollution could increase the risk of developing dementia – and, in particular, Alzheimer’s disease – by a staggering 40 percent. Such pollution exists at much higher concentrations in cities across the world, including Las Angeles, Mexico City and Beijing. Interestingly, this was not the first study to establish this connection, and it adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that some of … [Read more...] about Shock study finds air pollution damages brain function across the world, mostly striking people who live in cities
Friday, November 16, 2018 by: Michelle Simmons Tags: Air pollution, badhealth, badpollution, environment, fossil fuel, life expectancy, mortality, particulate matter, PM2.5, premature death, renewable energy, smog, toxins (Natural News) The overall impact of air pollution around the world continues to worsen. A global research found that today’s air quality has cut the global life expectancy by two years. In this study, researchers at the University of Texas assessed outdoor air pollution from particulate matter or PM2.5, which are tiny particles in the air that come from various sources such as power plants, exhaust systems, airplanes, forest fires, and dust storms. These tiny particles linger longer in the air than heavy particles, which means that people are more likely to inhale them. Because of their minuscule size, they can get deep into the lungs and possibly enter the circulatory system. To measure PM2.5 air pollution exposure and its consequences in … [Read more...] about Worldwide study reveals that air pollution is cutting global life expectancy by up to 2 years
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Climate Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by BySomini Sengupta Aug. 22, 2018 Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd: , our email newsletter. Air pollution is shaving months — and in some cases more than a year — off your life expectancy, depending on where you live, according to a study published Wednesday. Worldwide, outdoor air For the United States, it’s less, currently reducing the life expectancy of an American born today by a little more than four months on average. Those findings come as the Trump administration is proposing a loosening of pollution controls from coal-fired power plants. The administration proposal, issued by the Environmental Protection Agency this week, would replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, which aimed to steer the energy sector away from coal and … [Read more...] about Air Pollution Is Shortening Your Life. Here’s How Much.
Monday, August 20, 2018 by: Earl Garcia Tags: Air pollution, cancer, disease prevention, goodfood, goodhealth, goodmedicine, heart disease, omega 3, omega-3 fatty acids, outdoor emissions, supplements, waste management, WHO (Natural News) Researchers at Harvard Medical School have found that taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements may mitigate the negative effects of air pollution. Researchers examined the correlation between air pollution and omega-3 intake in mice models. It was found that the supplement helped reduce the risk of adverse health effects in the animals. Lead researcher Dr. Jing Kang said that while the results are observed in mice, the same effects might be seen in humans. Hazardous minute particles in the air can penetrate the body through the lungs into other vital organs such as the brain and testicles, the study shows. “I would definitely recommend taking OFAs to counter air pollution problems. OFAs are well known to … [Read more...] about Are omega-3 foods the key to protecting yourself against toxic air pollution?