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PM 2.5 and Ischemic Stroke Hospitalization (2019)

PM 2.5 and Ischemic Stroke Hospitalization (2019)

The associations between PM2.5 constituents and hospitalization for ischemic stroke (the predominant subtype of stroke). This is the main objective of the research conducted in 2019 by the School of...

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...

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...

How pollen allergy is made worse by air pollution ?

How pollen allergy is made worse by air pollution ?

For many people spring is a joyous season, a period of renewal and fresh optimism about the future. But for sufferers of pollen allergy – technically known as allergic rhinitis but more commonly...

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,...

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...

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...