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Study links pollution to hospital visits
Scientists have found a direct link between air pollution levels and hospital admissions in Tayside.
Air pollution linked to 3.2m new diabetes cases in one year
A new study suggested there’s a link between air pollution and diabetes.
Checking China's pollution by satellite
Air pollution has smothered China's cities in recent decades. In response, the Chinese government has implemented measures to clean up its skies. But are those policies effective? Now an innovative study coauthored by an the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) scholar shows that one of China's key antipollution laws is indeed working — but unevenly, with one particular set of polluters most readily adapting to it.
Delhi's air pollution is now so bad it is literally off the chart
Smog more toxic than can be measured by monitoring devices has blanketed the Indian capital this week, months before the start of Delhi’s traditional ‘pollution season’.
Earliest European evidence of lead pollution uncovered in the Balkans
New research from Northumbria University has revealed that metal-related pollution began in the Balkans more than 500 years before it appeared in Western Europe, and persisted throughout the Dark Ages and Medieval Period, meaning the region played a far bigger role in mineral exploitation than previously believed.
Clean-air campaigners call for ban on school run to cut pollution
Clean-air campaigners have written to the government calling for a ban on parents driving their children to school in an attempt to cut down on toxic levels of air pollution.
Face masks available to consumers may be ineffective against air pollution
Face masks available to consumers in China for protection against air pollution vary widely in their real-world performance, suggested a recent study.
It's not just the oceans: Microplastic pollution is all around us
Chances are you've seen the photos of dead seabirds, their stomachs filled with scraps of plastic foraged from beaches and oceans around the world.
Spikes in air pollution can heighten risk of chest infections
Even short-term increases in air pollution are linked to a higher risk of developing viral chest infections that turn into conditions such as bronchiolitis, new research suggested.
Mat of woven proteins can soak up pollution
Scientists have found a way to keep proteins alive outside the cell. The proteins could be used to build a range of new materials with the physical and chemical attributes of living systems.
Microplastic pollution in oceans far worse than feared
The number of tiny plastic pieces polluting the world’s oceans is vastly greater than thought, new research indicates.
China December factory growth eases  as tough pollution measures bite
Growth in China's manufacturing sector slowed slightly in December as a punishing crackdown on air pollution and a cooling property market start to weigh on the world's second-largest economy.
Germany plans to free public transport to slash pollution
Germany could slash numbers of cars on roads by making public transport free, ministers have suggested, as Berlin scrambles to meet EU air pollution targets and avoid big fines.
Air pollution in Iran’s Ahvaz 60 times higher than safe levels
Heavy air pollution caused by haze and dust particles in Iran’s southwestern city of Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, has surged to 60 times above safe levels, crossing the “hazardous” level, in which the entire population is likely to experience adverse health effects.
President Rouhani: Iran cannot be indifferent to air pollution
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that people cannot live with air pollution and “we cannot be indifferent to the problem.”

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