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Thread on the main findings and implications from our @EPAIreland funded SAPPHIRE project.
1. Small towns in Ireland experience extreme #airpollution in winter due to residential burning of peat, wood and coal. Exposure to this pollution has a huge impact on #publichealth
2. We focused on measuring fine particulate pollution (PM2.5), which causes over 1100 premature deaths in Ireland each year.
Wintertime PM2.5 was measured in three towns - Killarney, Enniscorthy and Birr.
Same daily pattern observed in each town - huge evening spikes
3. Particulate pollution was the highest in Enniscorthy, where PM2.5 levels averaged 29.2 μg/m3 and a peak value of 236.6 μg/m3 was recorded.
Furthermore, the WHO 24-hour mean guideline value
of 25 μg/m3 was exceeded on 42% of the days (16
out of 38).
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❗️@NorfolkCC & @NorwichCC are consulting on proposed changes to #Norwich streets. We urge all our supporters to respond - the deadline's tomorrow! Here's most of our response - feel free to steal any of our points (long thread!)… 1/n
"🖊 We strongly support the proposed changes to St Benedict’s Street, Exchange Street, and to the timings of various crossing points. 2/n
However - although we are aware that more changes are still to be announced - we are V. disappointed by the lack of ambition compared to what other UK Transport Authorities are doing & compared to what Transport Sec @grantshapps & @transportgovuk have called for. 3/n
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#SriAgenda in 15m | #June17 4pm CEST

The #SustainableRecovery, investor collaboration on Covid-19 recovery and the #ClimateEmergency | Webinar 1 of Investor Action on Climate Webinar Series "@LSEplc @PRI_News…

#sustainablefinance @andytuit @SRI_Natives
@LSEplc @PRI_News @andytuit @SRI_Natives @MCL1965 @BNPPAM_COM #airpollution is one of the biggest 'killer' worldwide, especially in the largest Asian megalopolis, says @MCL1965 (so-called '#Airpocalypse')

#SustainableRecovery #climateemergency #COP26 #sustainablefinance
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"Yesterday, 40 million health professionals sent a letter to the leaders of each of the @g20org nations, calling for a healthy and green recovery from #COVID19. I fully support this"-@DrTedros
"The human cost of #COVID19 has been devastating, & the so-called lockdown measures have turned lives upside down.
But the pandemic has given us a glimpse of what our world could look like if we took the bold steps that are needed to curb #ClimateChange & #AirPollution"-@DrTedros
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#PollutionAlertMidApril2020 | Nasty MODERATE particle #AirPollution episode underway. Possibly HIGH in South East England into weekend. Of course traffic pollution (nitrogen dioxide) is LOW but particles come from all sources eg agriculture, wood and rubbish burning, industry etc ImageImageImageImage
3/... #PollutionCheck: 280.6m particles per m3 > 0.3 microns. Time 0741. Temp 18.0c. RH 37%. 59.9% of highest ever recorded (16/3/2015)… Image
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Welcome to MoCTrack for January 5, 2020.

This is our 2019 year in review for all of the tidbits you need about last year’s legislative action. Congress is heading back to DC this week, so now is the time to see how they did last year!
#MoCTrack 1/27…
The great folks at @538Politics provide our Trump Tracker numbers, showing how often each MoCs vote with #IMPOTUS.

We took all those 2019 numbers and show you each lawmaker’s high and low point, as well as their 2019 average.

#MoCTrack 2/27
@538politics First up a rundown of 2019 in legislation, by the numbers.
#MoCTrack 3/27
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My sister @NessZim just asked my advice for herself, husband, Miss 7 and Miss 4 regarding the current smoke in Melbourne from the #bushfires so I’m going to collate several useful tweets and threads here I’ve seen from health experts. If anyone else has any info please add. 1/
Thanks @SotirisVard Professor of Environmental Population Health Australian National University @ANUPopHealth who tweeted these 6 useful tweets of 6 things we can do to protect ourselves from #bushfire #smoke #AirPollution linked here in a thread 🧵
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Air quality in Amsterdam versus in my new hometown of Kunshan in China. Dangerously high air quality levels all throughout the Netherlands due to New Year’s Eve fireworks. Interesting event from a environmental policy research perspective. I'll dedicate a thread to it. #vuurwerk
The air quality in Amsterdam started to worsen before midnight, but deteriorated rapidly at midnight, which is when the fireworks are shot into the air. #vuurwerk #airpollution #vuurwerkoverlast #vuurwerkmist
The neighborhoods most affected in Amsterdam are Amsterdam-West and Amsterdam Oud-Zuid. #vuurwerk #airpollution #vuurwerkoverlast #vuurwerkmist
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We all know someone suffering from:

Lung diseases
Heart diseases and stroke
Mental Health

These noncommunicable diseases are the 🌍's biggest killers, responsible for 7 out of every 10 deaths worldwide.

We need your help to #BeatNCDs!
@WHOAFRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @WHOWPRO @WHOSEARO @pahowho @DrTedros @UN Tobacco. 🚬
Alcohol. 🍻
Air pollution. 🏭
Unhealthy diet. 🍔
Physical inactivity. 🛋️
These are the main NCDs risks.

Let's STOP them.

Let's #BeatNCDs.
@WHOAFRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @WHOWPRO @WHOSEARO @pahowho @DrTedros @UN Tobacco kills people.

We can #BeatNCDs by beating tobacco.

Say #NoTobacco 🚭
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#ClimateChange is a health problem.

#ClimateChange is a health problem.

#ClimateChange is a health problem.

#ClimateChange is a health problem.

#ClimateChange is a health problem.


Burning fossil fuels is the main driver of #ClimateChange.

It also causes #AirPollution that kills 7 MILLION people every year.


#ClimateChange is already threatening our health. We MUST move to cleaner:
- Energy sources 💨☀️
- Transport 🚡🚴‍♂️
- Agricultural systems 👩‍🌾🎑
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Safeguarding human health from #ClimateChange impacts 🌪️🌊🔥🌞 is more urgent than ever, yet most countries are not acting fully on their own plans to achieve this, according to the WHO first global snapshot of progress on climate change & health 👉 #COP25
@pahowho @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @DrTedros @antonioguterres @UN @UNFCCC The most common #ClimateChange sensitive health risks identified by countries:
🌞heat stress
🌪️injury or death from extreme weather events
🦟 food, water and vector-borne diseases (such as cholera, dengue or malaria). #COP25
@pahowho @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @DrTedros @antonioguterres @UN @UNFCCC Countries are increasingly prioritising #ClimateChange & health, with half of the 101 countries surveyed having developed a national health & climate change strategy or plan. #COP25
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WHO and the global health community call on governments, businesses, institutions and financial actors to deliver an ambitious #COP25.

Here 5 recommendations to boost #ClimateAction & protect our health 👉
@WHOAFRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @pahowho @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @UNFCCC @DrTedros @UN @antonioguterres 1⃣Commit to save lives, cut carbon emissions & clean air

#AirPollution kills over 7 million people a year.
2/3 of outdoor air pollution is from burning fossil fuels. Governments can clean air & save lives by bringing down the CO2 emissions that are driving #ClimateChange. #COP25
@WHOAFRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @pahowho @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @UNFCCC @DrTedros @UN @antonioguterres Following the @UN #ClimateAction summit, over 50 national & 80 subnational governments have committed to achieve WHO Air Quality Guideline values & align their climate and air quality policies by 2030.

Act Now: Join the Clean Air Initiative 👉 #COP25
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This #WorldChildrensDay we celebrate 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Every child deserves a long and healthy life and that includes a right to:
👶Be safe
👶Clean Air

It's time for #HealthForAll children 🌍🌏🌎!
Every child has the right to be safe!
Experiencing violence in childhood impacts lifelong health and well-being. It is estimated that up to 1 BILLION 👧👦 have experienced physical, sexual or emotional violence or neglect in the past year.
We must #EndViolence! #WorldChildrensDay
@WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @pahowho @DrTedros @UNICEF @unicefchief @UN Every child has the right to play!

Less 📱 screen time, more play ⚽ & recreation time 🚲 helps children to grow up healthy!

Help your child to #BeActive and healthy!

#HealthForAll #WorldChildrensDay
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Today is World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day.

Over 250 MILLION people 🌍 suffer from #COPD globally.

COPD is not curable, but treatment can relieve symptoms, improve quality of life and reduce the risk of death.

It’s time for #HealthForAll
@WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @WHOAFRO @pahowho @DrTedros @UN @UN_News_Centre DYK: Over 3 MILLION people died from #COPD in 2015 alone.

Over 9 out of 10 COPD deaths occur in low­ and middle­-income countries.
@WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @WHOAFRO @pahowho @DrTedros @UN @UN_News_Centre These are the main causes of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease:
🔻Tobacco smoking (including passive exposure) 🚬
🔻Indoor air pollution 🔥 🥘
🔻Outdoor air pollution 🏙
🔻Occupational dusts & chemicals 🏗 #COPD
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Today is #WorldPneumoniaDay.

#Pneumonia alone killed more than 800 000 children in 2017, accounting for 15% of all deaths of children under 5 years old.

It’s the single largest infectious cause of death in children 🌎🌍
@WHOAFRO @WHO_Europe @WHOWPRO @WHOSEARO @WHOEMRO @pahowho @DrTedros @UN #Pneumonia is a form of acute respiratory infection that affects the lungs. It can be caused by a number of infectious agents, including viruses, bacteria, or fungi. #WorldPneumoniaDay
@WHOAFRO @WHO_Europe @WHOWPRO @WHOSEARO @WHOEMRO @pahowho @DrTedros @UN #Pneumonia can be spread in a number of ways:
1⃣The viruses & bacteria that are commonly found in a 🧒's 👃 or throat, can infect the lungs if they are inhaled
2⃣Via air-borne droplets from a cough or 🤧
3⃣Through blood, especially during & shortly after birth
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Air Pollution in Delhi: Special Bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta assembles
Attorney General KK Venugopal present in the Court, suggest solution to tackle the issue. Venugopal speaks about Stubble burning, suggests Punjab and Haryana may be divided into zones and each zone be allowed to burn stubble on specific days allotted
Justice Mishra: Why just stubble burning be allowed?

Venugopal: Farmers cannot be asked to compromise on their livelihood. If stubble burning is banned, farmers will eb affected.
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Lighting a fire to cook a meal 🍳, light a home 🛋️, heat a room 🌡️.

For billions of people, these simple daily acts can turn the household into a dangerous place.

Exposure to household #AirPollution produced kills 3.8 million people each year.

@WHOSEARO @WHOAFRO @pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOWPRO @DrTedros @naokoy21 @DrMariaNeira @UN Over 3 billion people use polluting fuels & devices: wood, coal & dung in simple stoves for their daily cooking. The resulting household #AirPollution is the 🌏’s single greatest environmental health risk.
Most of these people are poor, & live in low- & middle-income countries.
@WHOSEARO @WHOAFRO @pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOWPRO @DrTedros @naokoy21 @DrMariaNeira @UN These cooking practices are inefficient, and use fuels and technologies that produce high levels of household #AirPollution with a range of health-damaging pollutants, including small soot particles that penetrate deep into the lungs.
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#DelhiPollution: Supreme Court takes up the issue of pollution in the capital and other parts of North India.

"Delhi is choking every year and we are not able to do anything. Evry year this is happening for 10-15 days," Justice Arun Mishra
Justice Arun Mishra: This cannot happen in a civilised country. Right to life is the most important... 'We want to burn our crop and let others die' we can't live like this

Justice Arun Mishra: State machinery is also not functioning properly. There is passing of buck... Delhi should do or Centre should do. And now, see pollution levels.

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The Principal Secretary to PM held a high level meeting today evening through video conferencing with states of Punjab, Haryana and Delhi to tackle #AirPollution

It was decided that the Cabinet Secretary will monitor the situation with these states on daily basis.

State Chief Secretaries have been asked to monitor their districts on 24x7 basis. The Centre has asked neighboring states to reduce fire incidents and increased dust levels due to adverse meteorological conditions.
During the video-conference, Chief Secretaries of States provided details about the actions being taken by them to improve the situation.
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9 out of 10 people around the 🌏🌍🌎 lives in places where air quality exceeds WHO guideline limits.

The lack of visible smog is no indication that air is healthy.

Across the 🌍, cities & villages are seeing #AirPollution 😷 exceed the average annual values recommended by WHO’s air quality guidelines.

Check how safe the air you breathe is:
DYK: 1/3 of deaths from:
-Lung cancer
-Heart disease are due to #AirPollution.

This is an equivalent effect to that of smoking 🚬, & much higher than the effects of eating too much 🧂.

Health effects of air pollution are serious:
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Over 4 MILLION people dies every year as a result of exposure to outdoor #AirPollution 😷😷😷😷

We need to stop this silent killer! It's time to #BreatheLife!

"Two weeks ago, 35 mayors pledged to deliver clean air for the more than 140 million people that live in their cities by signing the @c40cities Clean Air Declaration. There is a momentum and we need to build on that."-@DrTedros at the #CleanAirSummit #BreatheLife
@c40cities @DrTedros @cityoflondon @MayorofLondon @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @pahowho @WHOWPRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO "#AirPollution is already a crisis. If #London 🇬🇧 alone reduces air pollution, it is not enough. It’s the joint actions that will help WHO in encouraging city by city, country by country to commit to the WHO Air Quality Guidelines"-@DrTedros at the #CleanAirSummit
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🆕📰Now finally out as @iza_bonn DP:

My paper on the impact of indoor #airquality on cognitive performance of #chess players! 🏭♟️ (with @KunnSteffen @umsbe & #JuanPalacios @MIT)

Paper here:

Summary 👇🏻(1/N)
We know that #airpollution is really bad for your #health.

Exposure to poor air quality may have harmful impacts on the 🧠.

Question: What are consequences for performance in complex cognitive tasks? (2/N)
We study the effect of air quality on cognitive performance using data from #chess tournaments. Why chess? ♟️

Because it's a complex, cognitively demanding task with strong incentives, involving strategic decision making under time pressure. (3/N)
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Our secretary General @fjgodfrey gives feedback about the prevention workshop at @PACT_eu #HealthPACT #Wellbeing4all #EU4health
#HealthPACT @fjgodfrey Clearly and frankly, we don't need the excuse that 'we need more data'. What we need is political will to do what needs to be done to improve population health #EU4health #Wellbeing4all @PACT_eu
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1/4: First lesson learned at #HealthPACT event: EU health policy is a door and has multiple faces to improve population health. Complementary EU competence is just one of the many ways EU can act! #Wellbeing4all #EU4health
2/4 Second lesson learnt at #HealthPACT @PACT_eu event: most of the known EU law is internal market regulation. Via International Trade, the EU cost-shaping global systems impacting health @Trade_EU #Wellbeing4all #EU4health #EUTrade
3/4 Third lesson learned at #HealthPACT @PACT_eu event: there are many financial instruments influencing how health policy is perceived at European level - which are key to change the perception of health as an 'opportunity' rather than a 'problem'. #EU4health #Wellbeing4all
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