Tag: air pollution

Hedges around playgrounds keep schoolchildren safe from air pollution

August 29, 2022

“Tredges” (trees managed as head-high hedges) installed at Manchester schools in the UK were shown to prevent toxic traffic-derived air from reaching school children by a substantial amount. Exposure to fine particulate matter (PM) in air pollution is reportedly the largest environmental risk factor contributing to cardiovascular deaths and disease globally, and is linked to […]

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Air pollution exposure may elevate Hispanic babies’ obesity risk

June 16, 2021

A study by researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU Boulder), US, is the latest to suggest that exposure to toxic air pollutants during pregnancy may cause higher rates of obesity in Hispanic babies. The Hispanic population is one of the many minority populations who tend to live in places with poor air […]

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600,000 child deaths every year is caused by high air pollution, UNICEF says

October 31, 2016

Around 300 million children worldwide, or almost one in seven kids, live in areas with high levels of outdoor air pollution and they are the most vulnerable to the damage, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the children’s agency under the United Nations (UN). Areas where outdoor pollution was highest, mostly in South […]

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