New research links air pollution to higher coronavirus death rates

A nationwide study has found that counties with even slightly higher levels of long-term air pollution are seeing larger numbers of Covid-19 deaths.
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Connecticut experts offer tips to help cut wood-smoke pollution from fireplaces, stoves

There's nothing like a cozy wood fire on a cold winter night, but state experts say people need to use “best burn" precautions to limit wood smoke pollution.


Animal agriculture costs more in health damage than it contributes to the economy

As with the climate, the chief culprit is meat and dairy. But when it comes to particulate pollution, the worst offender is poultry.

Climate change poses threats to children's health worldwide

A study from the Lancet points to infectious diseases, worsening air pollution, rising temperatures and even malnutrition as threats to child health as the climate changes. 

Popular backyard fires aren't fun for everyone. Wood smoke is bad for your health

Wood smoke has ultrafine particles with toxins like benzene that penetrate deep into the lungs. Kids are more at risk.

Politics and smog mix in California's heartland

The Central Valley has some of the most polluted air in the country. And the White House's recent assault on the state's environmental regulations could make it worse.

Jakarta residents sue government over ‘world’s filthiest’ air quality

The government claims that the air quality data is inaccurate, that the public is to blame for not taking mass transit, and that the problem isn't as severe as it's made out to be.


A global pollution observatory hunts for hidden killers

The first worldwide effort to measure all forms of pollution is calculating staggering numbers on its human toll.

Congrats to 'Undark' for health reporting – and to our own Kristina Marusic, for runner-up 'Breathless'

A team of seven reporters at Undark news magazine won a $20,000 health journalism prize this week, while EHN.org reporter Kristina Marusic was a runner-up.

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New research shows air pollution sours our mood and makes us unhappy

The study was performed on Chinese cities -- but the air pollution problem is very much a global one.

Four in ten UK children are breathing "toxic air" on the school run

Four in ten children in primary schools are breathing toxic air that breaches guidelines form the World Health Organisation, an investigation reveals.

Climate change could double deaths from wildfire smoke

As climate change continues to fuel more intense and frequent wildfires, the number of people who die in the United States from inhaling wildfire smoke could more than double by 2100, jumping from 15,000 premature deaths per year today to 40,000 by the end of the century, according to a study published in the journal GeoHealth.


As residents of Lahore choke on air pollution, Pakistani officials dawdle

Deteriorating air quality in Pakistan’s second-largest city is posing real risks to public health, but officials are taking a largely short-term view.
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