Air pollution can intensify Covid-19

Along with these roles in increasing susceptibility to infections and worsening infection severity, some reports also suggest a role of air pollution in increasing transmission of the virus. Studies have detected the presence of the virus on air pollution particles, but this does not mean these particles are themselves infectious and current evidence does not […]

UK parents ‘worryingly unaware’ of damage from air pollution

A series of reports have outlined the impact of air pollution – including detrimental effects on teenage mental health, a “huge” reduction in intelligence among children growing up in polluted areas, and a record number of asthma deaths.

Hanoi working hard to combat air pollution

It is necessary to build a full system of legal documents, specifying each object, each polluting act and punishment must be heavy enough to deter violators. At the same time, it is necessary to enhance the responsibilities of environmental protection officers at all levels, the environmental police force as well as raising awareness of businesses […]

Coronavirus: UK has legal duty to review air pollution targets, say lawyers

“Whilst this firm and our clients are sympathetic to the pressures facing government at this time, these matters are necessarily urgent in light of the likelihood of further ‘waves’ of the Covid-19 pandemic,” they said. “The longer the government delays this review, the longer this generation and the next will suffer from the impacts of […]

Emissions linked to high air pollution

These emissions largely stem from clusters of heavy chemical plants, heavy reliance on coal burning for energy and on road vehicles for freight transport, he added, citing a three-year investigation into the causes of and solutions for heavy air pollution in the region, particularly in fall and winter. The research wrapped up last month.

Air pollution causes 3m lost working days per year in UK, says CBI

A spokesperson for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said: “The World Health Organization has praised our clean air strategy as an example for the rest of the world to follow, and we continue to take robust and comprehensive action to tackle emissions in the UK. But we know there is more to […]

Air Pollution From California Wildfires in Some Regions ‘Unprecedented’

Wildfires burn across California every year between June and November, when conditions are hot and dry. This year’s season, however, is already the worst on record, with over two million acres incinerated. So far six of California’s top 20 biggest wildfires in history have taken place in 2020, and there are still two months left […]

UK air pollution: why are we only now waking up to this public health crisis?

“Fighting change are a few people in government who have either failed to understand that long-term exposure to air pollution is the biggest public health risk after smoking or they simply don’t care and want to cover-up the issue for as long as possible. It is much worse than most of us have realised. It […]

Hà Nội working hard to combat air pollution

In particular, the city will put into operation a power-generating plant with capacity of 4,000 tonnes per day at the Nam Sơn waste treatment complex in Sóc Sơn District; strengthen the waste collection to the concentrated treatment areas and eliminate the waste backlog situation and waste burning activities in suburban areas.

Cabinet steps up air pollution controls

Chai Fahe, deputy head of the National Joint Research Center on Air Pollution Causes and Control, said in an interview with China Environment News last month that tackling ozone pollution could be more difficult than PM2.5, as ozone can linger in the atmosphere for longer and travel further.