A new global map shows trouble spots for air pollution containing tiny particles called at PM2.5 that can make their way deep into your respiratory system.
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Simultaneous air pollution and extreme heat events will "increase in frequency by 175% by 2050" in Southeast Asia, a report finds.
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"It's as if I magically implemented our most ambitious emissions reduction policies," says Lucy Hutyra, on cleaner air following COVID-19 directives.
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Brief exposure to ambient ultrafine particles, a form of air pollution, may potentially trigger nonfatal heart attacks.
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Wildfires can send hazardous particles way beyond the flames, potentially upping health risks as far as 600 miles away.
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Air pollution's effect on the progress of emphysema in the lungs is "in the same league as the effects of cigarette smoking."
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"This new analysis is a call for urgent action. These impacts are preventable. We can and should do something about it."
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Residents living around coal power plants could breathe cleaner, healthier air if regulations did more to address the pollutant.
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