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Millions of child asthma cases linked to traffic pollution every year

Asthma and traffic pollution are linkedAskin Tulay Over/Getty By New Scientist Staff and Press Association Four million cases of childhood asthma globally could be attributable to nitrogen dioxide from traffic pollution every year. Pollution from vehicles may damage airways, leading to inflammation and the development of asthma in children who are genetically predisposed to the… Read More »

Does air pollution really kill nearly 9 million people each year?

Air pollution in Krakow, Poland exceeds European Union limitsArtur Widak/NurPhoto/Getty By Michael Le Page Does air pollution really kill nearly 800,000 people in Europe and 9 million worldwide each year? That’s the apparent conclusion of a study claiming that air pollution causes 800,000 “extra” deaths in Europe each year, which is double previous estimates. However,… Read More »