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#NewYorkCity was recently clouded with smoke, making its iconic skyline almost unrecognisable. It was caused by #wildfires more than 4,000 km away.

#AirPollution #Alberta #Canada Image
But fire isn’t the only cause of air pollution. In fact, many cities across the world are reporting rising levels of #airpollution due to various reasons, and as a result, the deteriorating health of its residents.
The time to act is now. Learn to combat the dangers of air pollution, so that your #future generations and you can breathe #cleanair. To know how, enrol in the free courses below:
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Well done to all involved in #CleanAirDay actions in & around Preston Street Primary this morning 👏👏👏Air pollution notices were handed out before school on behalf of the Parent Council Transport & Environment Committee before school by volunteer campaigers😉#Edinburgh #LEZ Image
These notices highlight the unique position of Preston Street Primary sitting diectly on the boundary of a “Low Emission Zone” which skirts two sides of a primary school building. Step out of the playground at either side of the building and you step directly outside the #LEZ ImageImage
As far as we are aware there are no current plans to extend the LEZ coverage area beyond the current plans. Hopefully this will change when there is #AirPollution data available once the current zone is in operation. #ActiveTravel #Edinburgh #LEZ
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"A growing body of research shows that chronic #noise ... is not just annoying. It is a largely unrecognized health threat that is increasing the risk of #hypertension, stroke, and heart attacks worldwide — including for more than 100 million Americans."…
“Anyone who lives in a noisy environment, like neighborhoods near a Brooklyn highway, may feel they have adapted to the cacophony. But data shows the opposite: Prior #noise exposure primes the body to over-react, amplifying the negative effects.” #trauma…
“Researchers analyzing brain scans and health records [in MA] made a stunning discovery: Those who lived in areas with high levels of transportation #noise were more likely to have highly activated amygdalas, arterial inflammation, and — within five years — major cardiac events.”
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The high temperatures, clear skies, and slack winds are contributing to a widespread "moderate" air pollution event across eastern and central UK right now. 🧵#airquality #airpollution Image
Typical of heatwave conditions, urban background and rural monitors are detecting elevated surface #ozone pollution across Midlands, North West, N Wales, Yorkshire, Scottish Borders and Eastern regions.
What is interesting though, is that the "moderate" air pollution in #London and the south east is being driven mainly by enhanced particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5).
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🔥 🚒  #ClimateChange makes it more likely for droughts & wildfires to happen. Wildfires contributes to increased air pollution & can cause death & injury from suffocation, burns & smoke inhalation.

#ClimateCrisis harms our health 🔗
🌡 🥵 Rising temperatures increase the risk of extreme heat. Above 4⃣0⃣ degrees, heat stroke might happen, causing organ failure, hospitalization & even death.

#ClimateCrisis harms our health.
🔥💨 Burning fossil fuels drives #ClimateChange and causes air pollution that leads to lung cancer, stroke and heart disease. #AirPollution causes 1⃣3⃣ deaths per minute worldwide.

#ClimateCrisis harms our health.
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Every year, exposure to #AirPollution causes 7 million premature deaths.

From forest fires to smog hanging over cities and smoke inside the home, the #ClimateEmergency threatens our health and our planet.

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In children 🧒🏽 👶🏻 👧🏾, exposure to #AirPollution can cause:
🫁 reduced lung growth & function
🗣️ respiratory infections
🩺 aggravated #asthma

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In adults, ischaemic heart disease and stroke are the most common causes of premature death attributable to outdoor #AirPollution. Other effects include #diabetes and neurodegenerative conditions.

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Last month I spent some time in Delhi and Mumbai as a part of our India Program and India Energy Dialogue series @ColumbiaUEnergy. It was an excellent trip, full of engaging discussions and meetings…
In between these meetings, our local colleagues repeatedly and strongly recommended that we wear masks to protect our lungs against the pollution outside. We (and they) were definitely feeling the impacts of the poor air quality on our bodies. 😷 #airpollution
Of course, as someone who studies air pollution from the energy sector and its impact on our health, I started watching the Air Quality Index (AQI) numbers that I could see. Which sat at around 200 in Delhi and 130 in Mumbai during our trip. ImageImage
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.@BBCr4today The significant reduction in road transport #AirPollution and its associated #health impacts that #ElectricCars enable should reduce #NHS demand lowering government spending that will partly offset lost fuel duty revenue. #r4today ImageImageImageImage
.@BBCr4today Toxic air pollution particles found in lungs and brains of unborn babies

Particles breathed by mothers pass to their vulnerable foetuses, with potentially lifelong consequences… #r4today
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The @capher_india consultation meeting on #AirPollution & health to inform India’s revision of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards is now underway! Image
To learn more about CAPHER-India (Collaborative for Air Pollution and Health Effects Research—India), check out the website for the network >
Dr. Mukesh Sharma @IITKanpur gave an overview of considerations and questions in the NAAQS revision process.

He also highlighted that there is a need for broad engagement across stakeholder groups to ensure that all aspects are considered and different viewpoints are heard.
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You can join the livestream for this workshop being organized by @HEIresearch @EuroRespSoc & @ISEE_global

@DrMariaNeira joins the meetings from the #WHA76 urges the #AirQuality community to work closely with climate change.

She also notes that EU should take the lead and be the first to use the ambitious @WHO air quality guidelines.

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#CleanAir4Europe | Bard’s assessment of the 5 best and worst things about the proposed new EU #AirQuality Directives (so far!) cc @EuroRespSoc @HEIresearch @ISEE_global @VSinkevicius @DrMariaNeira @javilopezEU

The proposed new EU air quality directives are a step in the right…… Image
Important IMF report for #CleanAir4EU #CleanAir4Europe conference: “The estimated multipliers associated with green spending are about 2 to 7 times larger than those associated with non-eco-friendly expenditure, depending on sectors, technologies and horizons. These findings……
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I spoke to the Sunday Times about why car ownership in Camden has fallen 6% since 2019

The number of diesel vehicles in Camden has dropped 43%! Among many other measures, we levy a 'diesel surcharge' to encourage people away from diesel #AirPollution… Photo of text in a newspape...
But despite the rapid recent drop, long term policy really matters. Car ownership in Camden has been falling since 2010. Why? In my view, at least 3 fundamentals matter here ...
1/ A functioning, accessible, and reliable public transport system. The (politically decided upon) investment since 2000 is still paying dividends

People who live outside London who talk to me about this always remark 'Why would you need a car?' It's a practical, logical choice
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Wood burning can cause cancer, esp lung cancer, respiratory disease, heart disease, dementia, premature death, & other health issues which are devastating. Wood burning emits more CO2 than gas. Inaction and silence on this affects everyone.
No laws to stop residential burning (fireplaces, fire pits, backyard burning, planned burns), & no public campaign on the dangers of residential burning means anyone can burn and emit smoke into your home. No action now, leaves you, the next generation, & environment unprotected
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“The honking of horns and revving of engines doesn’t just affect those in the vehicles — it can also raise the #bloodpressure of people living near the road.” #trafficnoise #noisekills @CityofProv @PVDMayor @PVDCityCouncil @HealthyPVD @Brown_SPH @RIHealth…
“Previous research had shown a connection between road #trafficnoise and an increased risk of #hypertension (#highbloodpressure), but it was still unclear whether it was the #noise or the pollution from the traffic that was the cause. Now, researchers say they have the evidence.”
“The results ... surprised researchers. People living near road #trafficnoise were not only more likely to develop #highbloodpressure, but the risk of this outcome increased with the ‘dose’ of #noise, even when researchers adjusted for fine particles and nitrogen dioxide.”
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'Doctors have a role in tackling air pollution: here’s how some are rising to the challenge.'
@WanderingSal @bmj_latest

'UK’s air quality is a public health problem, particularly for children’s respiratory health.
Outdoor exposure to air pollution contributes to 26 000 to 38 000 deaths a year in the UK'.
@WanderingSal @bmj_latest #AirPollution

'Outdoor exposure to air pollution contributes to 26,000 to 38,000 deaths a year in the UK - and has been shown to increase the risks of heart disease, heart attacks, cancer, and strokes.' @WanderingSal @bmj_latest @asthmalunguk

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Heading towards Barcelona from Les @aimerigues..
A "SUPER-ISLAND" on the horizon... Image
Starting the "superilla" tour...
More details coming soon...
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Superblock, less pollution and sound, more green and walking... and more inequality probably too, among other contradictions...
#SustainablesCities @aimerigues
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Aakash Bhadana, Vasu Kaushik and Rahul Gupta from Haryana have created ‘Caeli’, a smart automated drug delivery and anti-pollution mask for respiratory patients.⁠

#infosysfoundation #innovation #awards #Aarohan #aarohaninnovationawards #education #healthcare #innovators
#AarohanReturns #aarohanisback
Patients dealing with respiratory diseases are at maximum risk from air pollution. According to statistics by WHO, more than 90% of the global population today breathes toxic air & air pollution is the reason for over 7 million deaths every year.⁠
#Caeli is a smart, automated drug delivery and anti-pollution mask for #asthmatic and other chronic respiratory patients. It can significantly improve the quality of life for #respiratory patients living or travelling in polluted areas.⁠
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If you aren't tuning in yet to @VigilForHD16 introducing a phenomenal bill at #colorado #legislativesession ✨HB23-1101 - Ozone Season Transit Grant Program Flexibility ✨ #CleanAir #publictransit #ClimateJustice is important

@baconforco discusses the bill as well - who represents D7, and how much transit has mattered to #students #youngpeople and #workingparents and how much #CleanAir matters to her constituents #copolitics

Follow the bill!🔥
@VigilForHD16 gives us a lesson on group level o-zone - "which is a combination of heat and toxins, and they mostly come from oil and gas operations - and then transportation is the next big one" #copolitics

Fantastic point Rep. #ClimateJustice
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(1/4) To encourage farmers to stop #stubbleburning, Udhami Kisan self-help group in Khosa Pando village of #Punjab's Moga district set a unique agro-machinery bank.
(2/4) This bank provides agro-machinery -- such as Mulcher, Happy Seeder, Bailer, Zero Drill and Roto Seeder -- at a nominal rent to manage crop residues, particularly #paddy #stubble.
(3/4) The impact has been amazing. Instead of burning stubble, 90% of the village's farmers have started ploughing the paddy residue back into the soil, improving soil fertility and increasing the next yield.
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(1/5) Every year, millions of tons of farm #stubble and crop waste are burned in India — resulting in toxic, air-polluting #smog.
(2/5) Founded by #Pune-based siblings Shubham Singh and Himansha Singh, the #startup #Craste helps prevent this from happening by buying the stubble from farmers and creating products like tree-free #packaging and formaldehyde-free particle boards used to build #furniture.
(3/5) Craste does this through a patented proprietary process - Fumasolv - that separates three main components from crop waste, which are cellulose, lignin and hemicellulose.
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70 years since the #airpollution event that kickstarted the way we govern this challenge today (The Great Smog). In honor of this anniversary, I wanted to clarify a few points about this particular historic event “shifted understandings of air pollution”. A thread.. 1/6
People knew, as they know now, that #airpollution is bad - this is well documented in academic & literary works. The challenge is rather the capacity to do something about it, through regulation & sharing info about how we can protect ourselves @UKHSA 2/6
Regulating pollution via UK, US or EU legal systems, at the expense or trade off of commercial production & activities, requires strong evidence of human health effects. Sadly, this means policy often isn’t strengthened until we experience deaths (like during The Great Smog) 3/5
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🚨 EXCLUSIVE: 🚨 Despite over 8,000 complaints recorded, NO local authority with a smoke control area has issued a fine for smoke pollution in the past five years.

My investigation for @TheENDSReport reveals the state of the broken enforcement system…
One resident who lives in a Smoke Control Area in the affluent London Borough of Kingston Upon Thames told me that smoke pollution has "ruined her life".

Yet she told me that when she raised the concerns with the council "they were very dismissive".
“It took nearly two weeks for them to tell the neighbours to stop burning and by this time I had been rushed to hospital with a severe asthma attack – their attitude has been appalling", she said.
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Dear MPs, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that the Groene Stoker, which is presenting a petition today, is not a citizens' initiative (which they claim to be) but was founded and financed by the stove industry! #deception @Kauthar_
This so-called 'citizen organization' was set up and managed for a long time by entrepreneurs from the stove industry (sourc:Chamber of Commerce).The financing isn’t transparent.#astroturfing
@HabtamudeHoop @SandraBeckerman @kbhagen @Pieter_Grinwis (2/7)
In the years that the HoutrookVrij Foundation participated in the Wood Smoke and Health Platform, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management hardly managed to find wood-burners willing to participate in the dialogue. Wood burners were not organized. But then..
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Every year, exposure to #AirPollution causes millions of deaths.

To save lives and achieve #HealthForAll, let's align our efforts and claim the right to clean air.

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In children 🧒🏽 👶🏻 👧🏾, exposure to #AirPollution can cause:
🫁 reduced lung growth & function
🗣️ respiratory infections
🩺 aggravated #asthma

📌 A child is walking and read...
In adults, ischaemic heart disease and stroke are the most common causes of premature death attributable to outdoor #AirPollution, and evidence is also emerging of other effects such as #diabetes and neurodegenerative conditions.

📌 A man walks on the sidewalk...
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