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Air pollution high at US public schools with kids from marginalized groups, new study finds

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Race- and ethnicity-based discrepancies in exposure to air pollution, especially regarding proximity to roadways and industrial zones, are well-established. A new study reports the first nationwide patterns in atmospheric fine particulate pollution and nitrogen dioxide exposure at U.S. public schools. On both national and local scales,…
bubmag
November 17, 2022
Air Pollution

Onset of Winter Brings Dust Pollution to Korea

Air pollution warnings were issued for Seoul and surroundings on Thursday for the first time this autumn. In Seoul an ultrafine dust advisory was issued as PM2.5 density stood above 75 ㎍/㎥ for longer than two hours, while in some provinces PM10 concentration stood at over 150 ㎍/㎥. Ultrafine particles…
bubmag
November 11, 2022
Air Pollution

Low levels of air pollution deadlier than previously thought

The World Health Organization's most recent estimates (2016) are that over 4.2 million people die prematurely each year due to long-term exposure to fine particulate outdoor air pollution (often referred to as PM2.5,). A recent study involving McGill researchers now suggests that the annual global death toll from outdoor PM2.5…
bubmag
November 10, 2022
Air Pollution

Study links exposure to air pollution during pregnancy and neurodevelopment in children

Developmental disabilities are a group of conditions that result from impairments. Recently, a Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology study evaluated the association between ambient particulate matter no larger than 2.5 μm in diameter (PM2.5) during the prenatal and postnatal periods and infant neurodevelopmental parameters. Scientists conducted the study using the Taiwan…
bubmag
November 9, 2022