Patients who have preexisting respiratory conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and live in areas with high levels of air pollution have a greater chance of hospitalization if they contract COVID-19, says a University of Cincinnati researcher.
UN head on the International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies, September 7, 2020, said air pollution causes an estimated seven million premature deaths every year.
A new study by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health provides the most comprehensive evidence to date of the causal link between long-term exposure to fine particulate (PM2.5) air pollution and premature death.
High levels of air pollution may be “one of the most important contributors” to deaths from COVID-19, according to research.
TEHRAN (Iran News) – Dangerous air pollution has shut down schools, kindergartens, and special-needs schools in Iran’s capital Tehran and surrounding towns. Authorities in the Iranian capital Tehran decided to close down all kindergartens, schools, and universities on Sunday because of high levels of air pollution. According to the air quality control center, the air-pollution […]
TEHRAN (Iran News) – Air pollution forced the closure of schools and universities in parts of Iran on Saturday, including Tehran, which was cloaked by a cloud of toxic smog. The decision to shut schools and universities in the capital was announced Friday by Deputy Governor Mohammad Taqizadeh, after a meeting of an emergency committee […]
TEHRAN (Iran News) – Schools in Tehran were ordered to close on Wednesday after the capital city was cloaked in dangerously high levels of air pollution, authorities said. Governor Anoushiravan Mohseni Bandpey said kindergartens, preschools, and primary schools would be shut in the city and the counties of Gharchak, Pishva, and Varamin. “The air quality […]
British children with intellectual disabilities are more likely than their peers to live in areas with high outdoor air pollution, according to a new study. British children with intellectual disabilities are more likely than their peers to live in areas with high outdoor air pollution, according to a new Journal of Intellectual Disability Research study […]
Indonesia is about to open the Asian Games but its traffic-clogged capital Jakarta remains shrouded in a haze of air pollution that threatens to mar the world’s second-biggest multi-sport event. Jakarta’s toxic skies have been stuck at unhealthy levels for weeks despite drastic efforts to cut down on congestion, including an odd-even licence plate system […]
Air pollution caused one in seven new cases of diabetes in 2016, according to a US study, which found even low levels raised the chances of developing the chronic disease. Diabetes has primarily been associated with lifestyle factors like diet and a sedentary lifestyle, but research by the Washington University School of Medicine in St […]