A quarterly survey has found what people in the UK think about the health effects of air pollution and what are the best practices to mitigate it.
A study has found that passive ventilation is not very effective against indoors emissions of this nasty pollutant.
Research has found the effectiveness of plants to combat levels of air pollution in cities. The real question is: how effective are they?
PM 2,5 particles and lower ventilation have been found to be directly linked to slow cognitive responses at the working space.
Children and adolescents living in highly air polluted neighbourhoods run a 9% larger risk of being prescribed at least one medication to treat a psychiatric disorder. A study finds a link between children’s mental health and the air pollution in our skies.
The relationship between the sleep and the air pollution we breathe is more intimate than what was previously thought. You don’t have to take our word for it, but you can believe the science: according to a five-years long study done by Dr. Martha E. Billings and her team at Washington University, long term exposure to various air contaminants will increase the likelihood of developing low sleep efficiency. Or, put in other words: air pollution is also one of the many culprits behind your sleepless nights.
According to Eurostat, the last decade has seen a decline in the annual mean concentration of PM 2.5 particles, which can be as small as 2.5 microns and become extremely detrimental to our respiratory system. The bad news, however, is that even though this median sits well within the air quality standards defined by the EU, there are still many areas within the Continent where air pollution is a mayor health crisis. Countries where air pollutants have become an issue of life or death, aggravating existing conditions like heart and lung diseases, such as bronchitis and asthma.
A study by Green Watch directs our attention at Europe’s most and least polluted countries.