Air pollution can intensify Covid-19

In addition, another group of studies indicates that longer-term exposure to air pollution increases the risk of infections, especially in those with pre-existing chronic lung disease. In this case, air pollution can lead to permanent structural changes in the lungs that erode a person’s reserves. An infection that might lead to mild symptoms in a […]

UK parents ‘worryingly unaware’ of damage from air pollution

Penrose said: “We urgently need a public commitment to reduce air pollution to acceptable levels, a national strategy that prioritises action for children and ring fenced funding to implement this – so that no child is denied their right to clean air.”

Hanoi working hard to combat air pollution

Le Tuan Dinh, deputy director of the Hanoi Department of Natural Resources and Environment. — Photo hanoimoi.com.vn  The construction of an air monitoring systems and inventory of waste sources is important to treat the source of pollution. This can be seen as a foundation for solutions to improve air quality. Could you tell us more […]

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

Geraint Davies, the chair of the all-party parliamentary group on air pollution, said: “It is vitally important that the prime minister acts immediately on the emerging science [linking pollution and coronavirus] and on our wide-ranging proposals backed by scientists, businesses, local authorities and 90 parliamentarians.” Davies said Eustice had agreed to meet to discuss the […]

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

“Not only is there a clear moral responsibility to address air pollution and the impact it has on human health and the environment, there’s also a striking economic rationale,” she said. “With air pollution hitting the balance sheets of businesses across the country, and cutting the earnings of their employees, cleaning up our air would […]

Air Pollution From California Wildfires in Some Regions ‘Unprecedented’

Both Paulson and Kleinman say the best way to combat air pollution from wildfires is to address climate change. The number and intensity of the fires has been getting worse for several years, which is likely to be the result of climate change, Kleinman said. “The long term solution is to drastically reduce greenhouse gas […]

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

However, the implementation has not been effective because the sanction level is still low while the handling of the authorities is not drastic so it is not enough to be deterrent. The department has proposed the city People’s Committee assign the Department of Construction in co-ordination with the Department of Finance to study and propose […]

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.