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Concern over hidden diesel pollutant

Posted in Science on 28th Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

Atmospheric levels of a little known by-product from diesel engines are up 70 times higher than expected according to a study.

Long-term exposure to air pollution may pose risk to brain structure and cognitive functions

Posted in Medicine on 24th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

Long-term air pollution exposure can cause damage to brain structures and function in middle-aged and older adults.

Turning smartphones into personal, real-time pollution-location monitors

Posted in Hardware on 14th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

Using smartphones and sensing technology to pinpoint times and locations of the worst air pollution, which is associated with respiratory and cardiovascular problems.

Satellite Images Show Massive Reduction In US Air Pollution

Posted in Science on 28th Jun, 2014
by Alex Muller

Air pollution is still a problem, especially worldwide, but these images show things have recently improved in the US.

Pollution link to irregular heartbeat and lung clotting

Posted in Science on 6th Jun, 2014
by Alex Muller

Air pollution is linked to increased risk of developing an irregular heartbeat and blood clots in the lung, research suggests.