Successful decarbonisation needs more than the right energy mix. A new study by the Locomotion project suggests it also requires a sound policy mix combining energy efficiency, electrification and demand management accounting for sectoral interdependencies. Published in the Journal of…
Air pollution exposure linked to higher risk of irreversible sight loss
Pollution associated with increased cases of age-related macular degeneration, UK study finds.
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.
Soil could be the answer to removing air pollution and even regulating climate change
Soil bacteria can play a key role in the removal of air pollution as well as the regulation of climate change, a recent study published in the Nature Microbiology journal has found.
Wood burners should come with a health warning, study suggests
Wood burners have been found to triple levels of harmful indoor pollution, and should not be used around the vulnerable, scientists determine. People who load wood into a wood burner are exposed to twice as much pollution than those who…
Children to measure air pollution on commute to school
Researchers will co-ordinate with children to measure air quality on their daily commute to school in order to understand pollution’s impact on health The new Born in Bradford (BiB) venture, based at Bradford Royal Infirmary, is funded by the National…
‘Significant link’ between air pollution particles and neurological disorders, study finds
A major long-term study conducted by Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health has associated tiny air pollution particles with molecular damage linked to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. If this ground-breaking discovery is corroborated by future research, it would have…
Guardian: Infants exposed to air pollution have less lung power as adolescents – study
Infants exposed to even low levels of air pollution experience reduced lung function as children and teenagers, researchers have found.