Replacing wood stoves is essential but won't solve the indoor air pollution epidemic on its own.
Jan. 20, 2021 • ~6 min
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Exaggerating how much lockdown improved air quality could allow us to underestimate the scale of the air pollution problem.
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~7 min
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A new clean air law could see burning house coal banned in Wales, and stricter rules on using wood fires.
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~3 min
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Air pollution may contribute to Alzheimer’s and dementia risk – here's what we're learning from brain scans
The tiny air pollutants known as PM2.5, emitted by vehicles, factories and power plants, aren’t just a hazard for lungs. A study finds more brain shrinkage in older women exposed to pollution.
Jan. 5, 2021 • ~7 min
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Wildfire smoke changes dramatically as it ages, and that matters for downwind air quality – here's what we learned flying through smoke plumes
Thousands of chemical compounds in wildfire smoke are interacting with each other and sunlight as the smoke travels. For people downwind, it can become more toxic over time.
Dec. 17, 2020 • ~8 min
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Ella Kissi-Debrah was "living on a knife edge" before her fatal asthma attack, the inquest heard.
Dec. 16, 2020 • ~6 min
The Trump administration has used executive orders, deregulation and delays to reduce environmental regulation. Biden administration officials will use many of the same tools to undo their work.
Nov. 12, 2020 • ~6 min
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Air pollution can weaken people's respiratory, immune and cardiovascular systems, leaving them more vulnerable when they get COVID-19.
Oct. 30, 2020 • ~7 min
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When the air pollution gets particularly bad, office workers in China are more likely to order lunch delivery—millions of meals and tons of plastic waste.
Oct. 29, 2020 • ~8 min
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