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Impacts of Air Pollution Worldwide

Impacts of Air Pollution Worldwide

This year, the United Kingdom saw poor levels of air quality caused by high levels of carbon dioxide and nitrogen dioxide emissions, amongst others. About 20,000 to 30,000 premature deaths are attributed to air pollution per year across England. Populations like the elderly, babies, and pregnant mothers are the most vulnerable to suffering ...

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Air quality and diseases in Uganda

Air quality and diseases in Uganda

A study called, “Prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and associated risk factors in Uganda: a prospective cross-sectional observational study” was conducted in Uganda to determine the risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) based on an existing lack of research on the impact of air quality on respiratory. Though countries in the global ...

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Northern China Winter Air Pollution

Northern China Winter Air Pollution

As the northern hemisphere entered winter season, public heating supply in northern China was in full swing again. At the same time, air pollution dramatically increased at this time of the year in northern China.
There have been discussions around the cause of air pollution. Many people believe that heating supply is the influence factor since coal is the major power source for heating companies in China.

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Air Pollution - A Mother's Concern

 

 

As a mother I am very concerned about air pollution. My oldest child was born six and a half weeks premature and has severe peanut allergies and asthma. We have learned as family how to deal with these issues. He constantly carries an Epipen and uses an inhaler on a regular basis.

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Indoor Air Pollution May be Worse than Outdoors

Many indoor household products that we use, often to enhance our lives or clean our homes, such as cleaning supplies and furniture, contain potentially hazardous compounds called ‘volatile organic carbons’, also known as VOCs. Due to our dependence on these products, indoor air quality may actually be poorer than outdoor air quality.

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