Tagged: fine particulate matter

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PM2.5s exacerbate coronavirus outcomes

High concentrations of PM2.5s may amplify the coronavirus contamination, says new research. It found that increases in cases followed phases where the levels of fine particles in the air were higher. An interdisciplinary team...

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Air pollution kills millions each year

Each year 3.3 million people die prematurely from the effects of air pollution worldwide – a figure that could double by 2050 if emissions continue to rise at the current rate. Elke Bunge reports...

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City air damages the brain

Higher levels of fine particulate matter in cities cause the human brain volume to shrink and increase the risk of silent strokes, according to a study published in latest issue of Stroke. Such changes...