The likelihood of having a low birth weight (LBW) baby is increased if the mother lives close to the airport, in the direction of the runway, and is exposed to noise levels over the 55 dB threshold, a new University of Colorado Denver study found. Results come from a study conducted by Laura Argys, PhD,
Diagram showing the relative sizes of a human hair, dust mite, ragweed, pollen in microns. PM25 refers to 2.5 microns.
An offer to plant trees to offset carbon emissions isn’t a solution – it’s a licence to continue with business as usual @wakmax ‘Those dressing up a process that (at best) aims to remove, years from now, carbon emitted today as a climate solution either don’t understand the science, or don’t want you to.’ Photograph:
Citing the latest scientific research, Gov. Jay Inslee is urging legislators to adopt a more aggressive course for curbing emissions. by Shauna Sowersby / January 17, 2020 Piles of wood chips sit near the RockTenn paper mill in Tacoma, June 1, 2016. State measures to limit greenhouse gas emissions from large polluters, including the mill, aren’t
Michael Gilrane, New York University. This paper identifies the achievement impact of installing air filters in classrooms for the first time.
$1,000 can raise a class’s test scores by as much as cutting class size by a third. By Matthew Yglesias@firstname.lastname@example.org An emergency situation that turned out to be mostly a false alarm led a lot of schools in Los Angeles to install air filters, and something strange happened: Test scores went up. By a
The Mobile ObserVations of Ultrafine Particles (MOV-UP) study was a two-year project funded by the State of Washington to study air quality impacts of air traffic for communities located near and below the flight paths of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The University of Washington research team that led the study coordinated with local governments and solicited
Current pollution meters don’t count the very smallest pollutants – nanoparticles. Recent research suggests these tiny toxic substances could be a major cause of illness and death. By Tim Smedley 15th November 2019 A After years of headlines about air pollution, we’ve been misled on a few things about the world’s biggest environmental health problem.
Even short-haul flights produce huge amounts of CO2, figures show Niko Kommenda Fri 19 Jul 2019 09.05 GMT Taking a long-haul flight generates more carbon emissions than the average person in dozens of countries around the world produces in a whole year, a new Guardian analysis has found. The figures highlight the disproportionate carbon footprint of
For the podcast associated with this article, please visit https://academic.oup.com/eurheartj/pages/Podcasts. Traditionally, we have used age, gender, body mass index, blood pressure, lipids, smoking, and diabetes to assess cardiovascular (CV) risk. However, up until recently, the CV risk provided by environemental hazards such as pollution,1–3 noise,4–6 temperature,7 sleep duration8, and air quality,9,10 among others, have been