Cancer: A risk factor for lung cancer is rising, it's not smoking and it affects us all

Posted in Medicine on 20th Dec, 2021
by Alex Muller

While smoking has declined, air pollution has begun to play a larger role in the development of lung cancer globally.

Air pollution: 'Heart disease link found'

Posted in Science on 27th Apr, 2017
by Alex Muller

Extremely small particles of pollution have the potential to evade the lungs' protective filter system and end up deep in the body, scientists suggest.

Dementia rates 'higher near busy roads'

Posted in Science on 5th Jan, 2017
by Alex Muller

The researchers, who followed nearly 2m people in Canada over 11 years, say air pollution or noisy traffic could be contributing to the brain's decline.

Research finds a link between air pollution and mental disorders in young people

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

While not proving a cause, results show a link between levels of air pollution and amounts of psychiatric medications being dispensed.

Bees suffer from pollution confusion, says new study

Posted in Science on 7th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

Bees look for flowers using their enhanced sense of smell, but air pollutants could be making it harder for them to sniff out possible food sources.