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.
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Improving air quality, combatting climate change – saving lives The conference will bring together global, national and local partners to share knowledge and mobilize action for cleaner air and better health globally. The conference will update the evidence on the health impacts of air pollution; methods of monitoring pollution and health exposures; and tools for assessing and implementing effective interventions. It will support strong health sector leadership for change, in partnership with other sectors. Cities and countries will be invited to join the BreatheLife campaign and commit to reducing air pollution by 2030 in line with WHO Air Quality Guidelines. Global attainment of the air quality guideline levels indoor and outdoor could prevent millions of deaths every year. Participants will include: Ministers of Health, Ministers of Environment and other national government representatives; representatives of intergovernmental agencies, health professionals, other sectors … [Read more...] about WHO’s First Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health
Monday, April 16, 2018 by: Jessica Dolores Tags: Affrican Americans, air pollutants, Air pollution, air quality, air toxins, badhealth, badpollution, blood glucose levels, blood vessel function, cardiovascular problems, cardiovascular risk, environmental pollution, heart attack, heart disease, heart health, heart illnesses, indoor air, pollution, stroke (Natural News) New research showed that African Americans are more exposed to air pollution than whites, placing them at higher risk for heart disease and death. Researchers led by University of Pittsburgh‘s Sebhat Erqou, M.D., combined data on fine particulate matter and black carbon in the air with those culled from a community-based study on 1,717 people (66 percent women, 45 percent African Americans, with an average age 59) in western Pennsylvania. Researchers analyzed the participants’ answers to questionnaires and results of yearly follow-up visits to check for heart-related hospitalizations, heart … [Read more...] about African Americans are at greater risk of heart disease because they are more exposed to air pollutants
Household air pollution and pneumonia in Africa – will cleaner cookstoves make a difference? Author : Stephen GordonStephen Gordon heads the Department of Clinical Services at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), Liverpool, UK, and is an Honorary Consultant in General Medicine at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and University Hospital Aintree. He combines Respiratory and General Medicine with research and teaching at LSTM. Half the world’s population, including 700 million people in Africa, use biomass fuel from animal or plant material to provide energy for cooking, heating, and lighting. People who use biomass fuel and young children, particularly babies carried on the backs of their mothers while cooking, experience substantial smoke exposure due to both partial combustion of fuel and to poor ventilation methods. The newly formed BREATHE partnership (Biomass Reduction and Environmental Air Towards Health Effects), which is hosted and … [Read more...] about Household air pollution and pneumonia in Africa
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