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hanhan, three, receives nebuliser therapy after a beijing red alert for air pollution in 2015

Save millions of lives by tackling climate change, says WHO

Global warming and fossil fuel pollution already killing many, UN climate summit told — Tackling climate change would save at least a million lives a year, the World Health Organization has told the UN climate summit in Poland, making it a moral imperative. Cutting fossil fuel burning not only slows global warming but slashes air …

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Climate change already a health emergency, say experts

Deadly heatwaves and spread of diseases affect people’s health today – report — People’s health is being damaged today by climate change through effects ranging from deadly heatwaves in Europe to rising dengue fever in the tropics, according to a report. Billions of hours of farmwork has been lost during high temperatures and global warming …

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people with masks try to shield themselves from the smokey air brought about by the recent wildfires

Climate report Trump tried to bury: key findings No 1 – air pollution kills

The Trump administration published a major report on climate change the day after Thanksgiving. We will explore the major findings each day this week — Donald Trump doesn’t believe his own government’s major report on climate change – which the administration tried to bury over the Thanksgiving break. It warns that rising temperatures are already …

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Air pollution cuts two years off global average lifespan, says study

Analysis finds toxic air trims lifespans by 1.8 years, making it main threat to human health — Air pollution cuts the average lifespan of people around the globe by almost two years, analysis shows, making it the single greatest threat to human health. The research looked at the particulate pollution produced by the burning of …

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air pollution is devastating the lives of many millions across the country

UK is endangering people’s health by denying their right to clean air, says UN

World body urges Conservative government to ‘step up and show leadership’ on the air pollution crisis — The UK government is putting the health of millions of its citizens at risk by failing to tackle the country’s air pollution crisis, according the UN’s special rapporteur on human rights and the environment. David Boyd said people’s …

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estimates say that stubble burning contributes as much as a quarter of the air pollution in delhi

How to beat air pollution? Stop burning the fields

Instead of contributing to smog by burning stubble, farmers are learning that waste products can be turned into profit — Deep breath. Autumn in India is smog season, the worst time of year for some of the world’s most polluted cities. There’s a reason for this. In addition to everyday problems such as traffic, industry, …

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Air pollution linked to greater risk of mouth cancer, finds study

Research in Taiwan has show a link between very high levels of air pollution and oral cancer — High levels of air pollution are linked to an increased risk of mouth cancer, new research has revealed. Scientists have previously linked high air pollution to a host of health problems, from an increased risk of dementia …

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UK’s children denied basic human right to clean air, says Unicef

Young people face a long term ‘health crisis’ unless the government acts to clean up pollution, says children’s charity — Children in the UK are being denied their basic human right to breathe clean air and facing a long term “health crisis” because of the toxic fumes they breathe on their way to and from …

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Air pollution in china is three times above world health organisation limits

Air pollution causes ‘huge’ reduction in intelligence, study reveals

Impact of high levels of toxic air ‘is equivalent to having lost a year of education’ — Air pollution causes a “huge” reduction in intelligence, according to new research, indicating that the damage to society of toxic air is far deeper than the well-known impacts on physical health. The research was conducted in China but …

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mosquito-borne disease will rise as climate change alters weather patterns

Tropical disease outbreaks are growing threat in Europe as temperatures rise

After West Nile virus kills 22 people in heatwave, experts warn of more mosquito and tick-borne diseases due to climate change — Europe is facing a growing threat of tropical disease outbreaks, as rising temperatures linked to climate change cause illnesses brought by travellers to spread more easily, health experts warned. This summer has seen …

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