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Wildfires – air pollution and its impact (2019)

Wildfires – air pollution and its impact (2019)

While the firefighters are putting down the flames of wildfires, the smoke can make serious damage to our health. Exposure to smoke can cause lung irritation, increase the possibility of an asthma attack and even premature death. What is the biggest health concern...

Why Do Chinese Wear Masks?

Why Do Chinese Wear Masks?

A British friend, married to a Chinese wife and with a young child, went off to Beijing, where he had found a job as an English teacher so that his wife could spend some time with her mother. He was in good spirits when he left London. Yet, within a few weeks, he was...

What are the causes of air pollution?

What are the causes of air pollution?

Every year 7 million people worldwide fall ill and die as a consequence of air pollution. Yet it’s only recently that governments have started addressing the cause of air pollution by, for example, regulating emissions. Similarly, it seems that the public is only just...

How does air pollution hit kids’ growth?

How does air pollution hit kids’ growth?

Medics will tell you that adults breathe an average of 14-16 times per minute whereas newborn babies breathe up to 30-60 times per minute. That sounds harmless enough. Unless you are breathing in polluted air – in which case infants and kids can find that ruinous for...

Running Away From Air Pollution

Running Away From Air Pollution

"I am a runner. I live by a spacious park. But to access it I have to pass through one of the main boulevards that connects the centre to the city's largest residential area. There is loads of traffic - trams, buses and cars. How does air pollution affect me while...