Fine particles in air pollution contribute to the deaths of 36,000 people each year in the UK.
Smoke has long cast shadows across the skies in the northern hemisphere. Our aversion to smoke has influenced the way we’re willing to deal with the rising risk of wildfires.
The inability to curb road accidents in Ghana is tied to colonial and neocolonial legacies.
Governments can align their policies to tackle both climate change and post-pandemic recovery.
Among the human rights under threat are the rights to life, health, food, a healthy environment, water, an adequate standard of living and culture.
South Africa hasn’t successfully developed institutional capacity and the government skills to manage industrial risks to communities and the environment.
By opening data, monitoring and reporting on air quality can be complemented by data from various sources to create more localised and relevant decision-support solutions.
Even accounting for factors like age and population density, the role of air pollution in explaining the spread of COVID-19 cases is compelling.
Until now, the interaction of temperature and air pollution and its contribution to these diseases hasn’t been studied conclusively in South Africa - or anywhere on the African continent.
After a 5-year review, the EPA is leaving US standards for fine particle air pollution unchanged, even though recent studies suggest that tightening them could save thousands of lives yearly.
The data shows a big improvement of pollution levels over some cities – but in others, pollution has, perhaps surprisingly, increased.
Commercially available respirator masks are becoming a popular choice for cyclists and pedestrians wanting to reduce pollution exposure.
A new study takes an innovative approach to reducing fine particle air pollution and spotlights key sources: factories that burn coal and oil, petrochemical plants and burning wood for home heating.
Bushfire smoke accumulating over Australian cities contains a complex chemical mix which does all sorts of things to the human body.
These harmful pollutants are responsible for 20% of roadside pollution.
This is not the first time Australia’s major cities have been shrouded in bushfire smoke. But this time, the culprits must held to account.
Taxi drivers are exposed to twice the level of pollution compared to other drivers.
Despite the overwhelming evidence that electric vehicle technology can deliver huge benefits, misinformation continues to muddy debate. Let’s look at the facts.
Doctors have long taken up global issues, from nuclear war to ozone depletion and climate change, and helped shift the course of history.
The dangers of outdoor air pollution are now well known, but those related to the air we breathe at homes and at work are much less so, according to an international study.