Airport pollution proven to affect lung function of those near airports

A trial in the Netherlands has found that young health people who exercised outside an airport in Amsterdam had altered lung and heart function as a result of ultrafine particles.


Air pollution affects homeless people disproportionately

The homeless are disproportionately exposed to high levels of air pollution, according to researchers at the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. As air quality worsens, most people have the option to stay indoors. However, for those without…

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Post-lockdown gridlock forecast urges drivers to take to cycle routes and walking paths

Transport experts urge Britons to get used to driving less to avoid gridlock on the roads as coronavirus restrictions lift, further suggesting councils provide better cycling routes and walking paths to get the public out of their cars.

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Air pollution linked to 14 per cent of COVID-19 deaths, study finds

Long-term exposure to air pollution may be linked to 15% of COVID-19 deaths worldwide, researchers uncovered in a new study. Published in the Cardiovascular Research journal, the researchers from Germany and Cyprus analysed health and disease data from the United…

The Ecologist: Unequal access to air quality information

Half of world’s people lack access to air quality data, hampering efforts to tackle one of biggest public health threats There is a huge global inequality in access to information about air quality, a new report released today by OpenAQ, an international…

WHO acknowledges ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne transmission of COVID-19

Yesterday, the World Health Organization acknowledged new emerging evidence that the novel coronavirus does spread more widely in the air than previously suggested. Airborne transmission cannot be ruled out in crowded, closed or poorly ventilated areas. Speaking in Geneva this…