Tag Archive for 'air quality'

Air pollution and poor lung health tightly linked

September 12th, 2014 by European Lung Foundation

New data has identified a clear link between higher levels of exposure to air pollution and deteriorating lung health in adult European citizens. This study confirms previous findings that children growing up in areas with higher levels of pollution will have lower levels of lung function and  a higher risk of developing symptoms such as […]

Health benefits from climate change mitigation

September 22nd, 2013 by Nature Climate Change

Global abatement of greenhouse gas emissions could save between 1.4 and 3 million premature deaths in the year 2100, reports a paper “Climate Change: Health benefits of mitigation” published this week in Nature Climate Change. These findings stress the value of improved air quality, which has previously been underestimated in studies of how reductions in […]

Vehicle exhaust fumes worsen failing hearts and fill hospital beds

July 11th, 2013 by British Heart Foundation

Air pollution is a danger to people living with heart failure, and increases their chance of hospitalisation, according to a global study by British Heart Foundation (BHF) funded researchers. The research, published in the paper “Air pollution and lung cancer incidence in 17 European cohorts: prospective analyses from the European Study of Cohorts for Air […]

Traffic pollution exposure in early life associated with autism risk

January 2nd, 2013 by University of Southern California

Exposure to traffic-related air pollution, particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide during pregnancy and during the first year of a child’s life appears to be associated with a more than two-fold risk of autism, according to research conducted by University of Southern California (USC) and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles scientists. Exposure to regional pollution consisting of […]

European air pollution reducing life expectancy by up to 2 years

September 25th, 2012 by European Environment Agency

Almost a third of Europe’s city dwellers are exposed to excessive concentrations of airborne particulate matter (PM), which is one of the most important pollutants in terms of harm to human health as it penetrates sensitive parts of the respiratory system. The EU has made progress over the past decades to reduce the air pollutants […]

Dangerous air pollutants must be reduced to safeguard public health

March 21st, 2012 by European Lung Foundation

Urgent action is needed to reduce the high concentrations of dangerous air pollutants in Europe, according to experts writing in the European Respiratory Journal on 1 March 2012. The European Respiratory Society‘s Environment and Health Committee are urging policymakers in Europe to introduce changes that will ensure the air that we breathe is safe and […]

Montreal study probes link between breast cancer and traffic pollution

October 7th, 2010 by McGill University

Air pollution has already been linked to a range of health problems. Now, a ground-breaking new study suggests pollution from traffic may put women at risk for another deadly disease. The study, published in the prestigious journal Environmental Health Perspectives, by researchers from The Research Institute of the MUHC (RI MUHC; Dr. Mark Goldberg), McGill […]

Air Quality in Guernsey – A report by the Office of Environmental Health & Pollution Regulation

July 9th, 2010 by Richard Lord

The “Air Quality in Guernsey” report is the first comprehensive ‘air quality screening and assessment’ that has been produced for Guernsey.  The report focuses on sources and levels of local ambient (outdoor) air pollution in comparison with the standards and objectives set in UK law. The report details specific air pollutants including benzene; 1,3 butadiene; […]

Guernsey’s Director of Environmental Health & Pollution Regulation would like your views on Air Pollution regulations

July 7th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Valerie Cameron, Director of Environmental Health and Pollution Regulation, gave a presentation on Guernsey’s air quality and air pollution on 6 July 2010 to an audience of about 50 Guernsey residents. She said that the presentation began a public consultation period that would end in August 2010 that would help her draft Ordinances on air […]

Guernsey Air Pollution presentation by Valerie Cameron, Director of Environmental Health & Pollution Regulation

July 2nd, 2010 by Richard Lord

Valerie Cameron, Guernsey’s Director of Environmental Health and Pollution Regulation, will give a presentation on “Air Pollution in Guernsey” on the 6 July 2010 beginning at 7.30 pm at the Frossard Lecture Theatre at Guernsey Museum in Candie Gardens, St. Peter Port. Valerie Cameron’s department already regulates Guernsey’s solid waste industry.  The next component of […]