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Air pollution


Air Pollution Effects Beyond Health

Interest and research focus on the effects of air pollution is increasing, and now spreading beyond the realm of health. The World Bank and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) published in September…

By Maria Restrepo

18 October 2016

Strokes and What We Breathe

When we think about the health effects of air pollution, our immediate thought goes to our lungs. But the silent threat of poor air quality reaches many unexpected areas of our body. In the past…

By Maria Restrepo

12 July 2016

Summer and the quality of our air

If you live in a big city, you are probably concerned about all those foggy days, that hazy view, that funny smell, or even that sore throat here and headache there…all common facts that remind…

By Maria Restrepo

05 July 2016

Pollution Facts in Asia

Air pollution happens when excess concentrations of gases or particles that are harmful to our health get released into the air we breathe. The top pollutants are: sulphur dioxide (SO2), carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide…

By Maria Restrepo

28 June 2016

What is the Air Quality Index and why we use it

Air Quality Index (AQI) The United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) developed an Air Quality Index (AQI) that helps understand air pollution measurements. AQI maps major pollutants on 6 levels of harmfulness linked to World…

By Maria Restrepo

14 June 2016