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NEW YORK: Exposure to air pollution, even imaginative, may lead to unethical behaviour such as crime and cheating, according to a study conducted on adults in India and the US. ... "Our findings suggest that air pollution not only corrupts people's health, but also can contaminate their morality," said Lu.

air pollution in the Thai capital has come under increasing scrutiny in recent weeks, with residents complaining of smog and respiratory problems. Some schools were closed yesterday while others kept children indoors. Air Quality Index (AQI) formulas usually include up to six main pollutants including ...
air pollution is a serious global concern, linked by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to over 5.5 million deaths every year. It has been described as a greater threat to the world population than malaria and HIV combined. As policymakers and scientists scramble for ways to battle the deadly smogs and ...
air pollution is a crisis that has been smothering Europe for years, and that, until recently, has been largely ignored by European governments. But the tide is slowly turning - the main drivers behind this being ordinary people and environmental and health groups. Across Europe, they have been suing their governments for ...

By 2010, the Clean Air Act of 1970 caused the U.S. to reduce total emissions of six principal air pollutants by more than 41 percent (while GDP increased by more than 64 percent). Today, the Environmental Protection Agency enforces the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for those six common air ...
Think of California smog, and you might picture brown haze over a crowded freeway. But farmland in the Golden State emits about the same amount of certain pollution-forming gases as on-road vehicles, a new study shows. That's much more than researchers had previously estimated, bumping up ...
The Siskiyou County Clerk announces that there are two scheduled vacancies on the air pollution Control District Hearing Board (APCDHB), for the positions of: One engineer and one general public representative. The Siskiyou County Clerk announces that there are two scheduled vacancies on the Air ...
When we think of air pollution, we usually think of smoke pouring out of smokestacks and the unsightly brown haze that hangs over many of the world's cities, from Los Angeles to Beijing. But in recent years, scientists have found increasing evidence of health risks from a part of air pollution that we don't see ...
air pollution was responsible for one in eight deaths across the world in 2012. But most likely associate this smoggy mess with smokestacks, cars spitting out black smoke, or massive cities. There is, however, an unlikely source of pollution coming from right beneath your feet. A new study in California ...
coal-fired power plants, such as this one in Kentucky, could find their air emission regulations eased. Credit: Shutterstock. As part of the Trump Administration's efforts to reduce burdensome regulations, the U.S. EPA has withdrawn a 23-year-old policy intended to reduce air emissions of hazardous ...
air pollution is a well-known villain in the modern world. The dark smoke emanates from cars and factories, while big cities have been blamed for everything from climate change to the reduced visibility of the stars in the night sky. But the scourge of urban smog isn't the only thing that contributes to air ...
schoolchildren across the US are plagued by air pollution that's linked to multiple brain-related problems, with black, Hispanic and low-income students most likely to be exposed to a fug of harmful toxins at school, scientists and educators have warned. The warnings come after widespread exposure to ...
The study also found that the biggest source of air pollution was residential biomass burning by individuals, in other words, people burning cow dung, wood, or other materials for heating or cooking. The second was the usage of coal, mainly by industries. Crop burning was the fourth largest source and ...
Disturbing figures have been released that show the capital has already exceeded it's annual pollution limit after just one month. Environmental campaigners are urging the government to take urgent steps, including creating and funding clean air zones in pollution hotspots across the UK. Government ...
As part of a nearly $3 billion settlement, Volkswagen was required to establish a fund that could be used by states to reduce air pollution, specifically from diesel exhaust. States are now figuring out how to spend their share of that settlement. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports now from Oregon on ...

schools in London will receive an alert every time air pollution in the capital is set to pose an acute risk to health as part of a renewed push to highlight the scale of the capital's toxic pollution crisis. air pollution causes about 40,000 early deaths a year in the UK - more than 9,000 in London - and the young ...
Bangkok's air pollution exceeded health safety levels on five of the last eight days, brought on by still and stagnant air, the pollution Control Department reported on Thursday. The amount of fine particulates up to 2.5 micrometres in diameter had exceeded the safety limit of 50 microgrammes per cubic ...
When it comes to air pollution, China gets most of the attention as one of Asia's worst offenders (and rightly so). But South Korea has a massive pollution problem all its own, earning the unenviable title of worst air quality among OECD nations--and experts predict the problem will only get worse over the next five years.
Beijing • Beijing's battle against air pollution will take time and be very tough to win despite recent improvements, the acting mayor of China's capital said yesterday. The city has been fighting to clean its notoriously smoggy air through steps such as pushing households and factories to switch from coal to ...
The acting mayor of Beijing has vowed to step up efforts to fight air pollution in the Chinese capital. Chen Jining reported on progress over the past 5 years at the opening of the city's annual congress meeting on Wednesday. He said municipal officials have halted operations at more than 10,000 heavily ...
air pollution isn't among the causes of death that medical examiners list on death certificates, but the health conditions linked to air pollution exposure, such as lung cancer and emphysema, are often fatal. air pollution was responsible for 6.1 million deaths and accounted for nearly 12 percent of the global ...
In babies born pre-closure, researchers found higher levels of PAH-DNA cord adducts, a biomarker for exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, a toxic component of air pollution from coal plants. Elevated levels of these adducts in cord blood were associated with shorter telomeres -- the first time this ...
Yesterday, during a press conference, the Director of the Macau Health Bureau (SSM), Lei Chin Ion, said that "air pollution is not the main cause behind recent respiratory diseases." "air pollution does indeed have an influence on respiratory diseases, but the percentage is not too high," said Ho, adding "I ...
Nayamin Martinez, director of the Central California Environmental Justice Network, checks the air quality status near the two PurpleAir monitors she's installed in southeast Fresno. Kerry Klein / Valley Public Radio. Listen. Listening... /. 5:44. Listen to the report here. In this age of smart homes and electronic ...
air pollution aggravates her severe asthma. Cat dander or overly perfumed people complicate her breathing. She's been dealing with the condition all her life and finds that her reactions vary depending on where she is in Canada. Kelowna, B.C., she said, is where she's experienced some of the country's ...
air pollution is a universal threat to the public, and not just in cities with smoggy reputations like Beijing, Mumbai and Los Angeles. According to the World Health Organization, about 6.5 million deaths are associated with fouled air annually, and, shockingly, 9 out of 10 people worldwide live in a place ...
From VOA Learning English, this is the Health & Lifestyle report. In parts of India, it is not uncommon to see people wearing a mask over their nose and mouth. The capital, New Delhi, has some of the world's dirtiest air. The pollution was a "call for action" for researchers at the Indian Institute of technology ...
Delhi's air quality is so bad that it is considered an improvement when it changes from 'severe' to 'very poor', quips Sunita Narain, director of the Centre for science and Environment (CSE), a Delhi-based non-government organisation. In winter, Delhi's air pollution fluctuates between poor and severe every ...
pollution in the atmosphere is having an unexpected consequence, scientists say--it's helping to cool the climate, masking some of the global warming that's occurred so far. That means efforts worldwide to clean up the air may cause an increase in warming, as well as other climate effects, as this pollution ...
Prolonged exposure to high levels of nitrogen dioxide can cause breathing problems, trigger asthma, reduce lung function and cause lung diseases. Laurie Laybourn-Langton, Director of the UK Health Alliance on climate change, said: "air pollution is having a major effect on public health in the UK.
According to a new study by researchers from the Indian Institute of technology-Bombay (IIT-B), the Health Effects Institute (HEI), and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), in 2015, only one in 1000 Indians lived in areas where particulate pollution did not exceed the permissible levels ...
As part of this effort, and in response to the historic problems triggered by Harvey, we have come together to advance smart policies that can reduce the public's exposure to air pollution. These requests include more tools for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to protect public health and ...
"air pollution is not distributed at random," says Julian Marshall, a University of Washington professor and co-author of a report on nitrogen dioxide emissions. "It tends to be higher at some locations than others. And those higher concentration locations tend to correlate, on average, with higher populations ...
Anthony S. Wexler and Pamela J. Lein from the University of California share their expert views on the impacts of air pollution on the brain. air pollution is a complex mixture of gases and particles in the atmosphere. Air pollutants are defined as compounds known to be deleterious to human health and ...
Environment ministers from some of the EU's worst air pollution offenders have been summoned to Brussels for an end-of-month meeting with the European Commission, where they will have to answer some tough questions. EU environment chief Karmenu Vella has invited ministers from Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the ...
"We believe that the proposed increase of air pollution from this facility represents a serious environmental justice issue and a serious threat to the health of the children of south Dearborn," Leonard said. "We believe it is absolutely necessary for the MDEQ to deny both proposed permits in order to protect ...
The smog crisis prompted the Chinese government to launch an all-out "war" against air pollution. In September 2013, the State Council unveiled the "Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of air pollution", which aimed to improve overall air quality across the country over a five-year period.
SC: Act swiftly to check air pollution. - Post Report, Kathmandu. The Ring Road covered in dust and smoke at Kalanki, where a road expansion project is going on. POST FILE PHOTO. Jan 15, 2018-Amid the public uproar against the government's apathy towards tackling the worsening air quality in Kathmandu Valley, the ...
We all scream ourselves hoarse about rising air pollution every other day, but what do we do in the face of the grim statistics? With close to seven million Indians dying premature deaths every year due to air pollution, countless students and entrepreneurs are working on innovations to combat pollution.
Pennsylvania and other Northeast states are suing the federal government after the Environmental Protection Agency refused to expand a control measure to western states that are creating pollution that floats over eastern cities. They argued that the ozone pollution, or smog, those western states create is ...
Toronto has low to moderate air pollution levels, but spikes in air pollution remain common. On these days, authorities issue air quality alerts to warn the public and encourage people to reduce physical activities outdoors. The programme is based on information campaigns (web notifications and media ...
When we think of air pollution, we often conjure up images of vast metropolises in the Far East, the sun blocked out by smog as people wearing facemasks hurry down the busy sidewalks. But air pollution is also a problem closer to home, in Germany, for example. Temporary driving bans don't just exist in ...
In 2015, over a million deaths could be attributed to air pollution in India, the study says: about 25% of the total deaths linked to air pollution around the globe. India's air pollution problem has steadily worsened over the past 25 years, as its economy has grown. According to the new research, residential ...
The Allegheny County Health Department has adopted new air-pollution rules that give industries better incentives to comply and hits them with tougher penalties when they don't -- penalties that could redound to the benefit of the communities they pollute. The new regulations appear to be an important ...
A cross-sectional study of over 400 kitchen workers in Lucknow and Coimbatore showed that almost 50% of them suffered from poor lung functions and microalbuminuria. They also noticed that Coimbatore workers had a higher risk of obstructive lung problems. The study conducted by researchers from ...
Before Flint, Michigan sparked a national conversation about inequality and contaminated water, mounting evidence was already showing that lower-income and minority communities were more likely to be exposed to air pollution. A new study by school of public health researchers has found persistent ...
Dyson TV ad BANNED for 'exaggerating' the risks of indoor air pollution and 'misleading' customers. An advert for a £500 Dyson air-purifying fan has been slammed by the UK ad regulator for dodgy claims about pollution in your home. Video. By Sean Keach. 10th January 2018, 12:01 am. Updated: 10th January 2018, 4:40 ...
Air cleanness is a problem not only for Bulgaria but also for the whole European Union and for the world at large. This is what the Commissioner for the Environment, Karmenu Vella, told the Bulgarian National Television. "In Europe every year 400,000 people die prematurely because of the dirty air," he ...


 

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