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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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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.

📌 Illustration explaining tha...
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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LIVE: Media briefing on global health issues with @DrTedros…
"This week marks two years since the siege of Tigray began.
The Afar and Amhara regions are also affected by the conflict, but WHO and our partners have access to those regions and have been able to deliver humanitarian aid."-@DrTedros
"However, the humanitarian situation in Tigray remains catastrophic. As I have said before, the siege of 6 million people by Ethiopian & Eritrean forces is the worst humanitarian crisis in the world."-@DrTedros
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BREAKING :: My city #Faridabad india's most polluted city.💔
⚠️The air quality index (AQI) hit the 400 mark post-Diwali as the PM2.5 (particulate matter of 2.5 microns that is suspended in one cubic cm area) was recorded at 400 at 4 pm on Oct 30, 2022 🧵

#WeDontHaveTime #Rewild ImageImage
The Air quality is safe (good) upto PM2.5 of 50 or below, it is moderate between 100 and 200, while above 200 it is poor. The level between 300 and 400 is very poor and above 400 it falls in severe category.

#SupportRewilding #DemandRewilding #SayNoToPlastic #SayNoToAirPollution
The poor air quality might extend for further period due to prevailing weather conditions in north India.

Wake up india

#SupportRewilding #Greenjobs #WeDontHaveTime
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📉 The Tories have tanked our economy and we are facing more massive cuts.

💡Scrapping 5 biggest road schemes would ‘nearly halve budget deficit'

🧵 A thread on why we need to scrap road building plans for the sake of our economy AND our environment 👇…
🌍 Building new roads is absolutely the wrong thing to do in a #ClimateEmergency

🚛 Roads increase traffic, noise, air pollution and carbon emissions

💰 The 5 largest road schemes in the pipeline as part of #RIS2 all have weak economic cases and will cost £16BILLION! @StopRIS2 An aerial photo of multiple...
1️⃣ £10 BILLION - Lower Thames Crossing

A tunnel connecting Kent and Essex under the Thames estuary. 14.3 miles of new road and widening of the A2 and M2 in Kent

This will bring a massive increase in emissions and loss of wildlife and surrounding natural areas

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1. With winter closing in, it's worth remembering that #woodburners affect indoor #air as well as outdoor:
- Can triple PM levels inside the home;
- Can create short-term but intense exposure associated with refuelling;
Our Paper
2. Our study involved households across #Sheffield taking part for us to understand the real world pollution from "eco-certified" stoves over a period of 3 weeks each.
We installed #IoT AQ sensors inside & outside the house. We provided participants with a tablet and dashboard.
3. Led by @Jwheydon, we also tried to understand the social aspect of wood burning during the study, with a survey prior to the study followed by interviewing every household. This helped us understand two main things..
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🚨#Peshawar is the most polluted city in #Pakistan today.

The #AQI is over 270, nearing the "hazardous" category. The PM2.5 concentration currently is 43.2 times the WHO annual #AirQuality guideline value. 😷

Data from @IQAir and #PCAA.
At this level for healthy individuals:
🚨50% experience moderate/greater lung function impairment
🚨20% experience large/greater lung function impairments
🚨10-15% experience moderate/severe respiratory symptoms (chest pain with aggravated cough)

(US EPA Risk Assessment)
Individuals with asthma, other respiratory conditions will likely be more severely impacted, leading to increased emergency room & clinic visits & increased hospital admissions. 🏥

😷Wear a mask
🪟Close your windows
🚲Avoid outdoor activities
🫁Run an air purifier if you can
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@kprather88 I can share what I've been told so often over the years about why =>N95/FFP2 respirators/masks😷& filters may not "significantly" reduce⬇️ #AirPollution health risk. Some= valid points to consider:
1- health effects of varying concentrations of PM2.5 exposures aren't linear.
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2- they share poorly-designed studies in which too little filter surface area/efficiency/air flow rate is installed to provide enough cycles (i.e., air changes) per hour through filters for the space. When this is pointed out, they reply "solutions must be affordable" 2/
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When one highlights that affordability, while very valid, answers & takes us toward a policy question rather than simply answering "do filters work" to reduce exposure of occupants to outdoor/indoor #AirPollution, they continue to conflate the #IndoorAirQuality science 3/
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Unpopular opinion: scented dryer sheets should be banned.
I don't know who needs to hear this, but #SARS2 makes many of us even more sensitive to chemical fragrances and other toxic substances like these.
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'Evidence that long-term exposure to #airpollution in early life adversely affects children's #respiratory health and increases #asthma risk in childhood'... 1/2…
'Findings highlighted link between prenatal exposure to ambient #airpollution, specifically #NO2, #PM2_5, and #PM10, and the early life immunological profile of the airways, which was associated with the later emergence of allergic airway disease...' 2/2…
'Prenatal exposure to ambient air pollution associates with early life immune perturbations...' @jacionline
Casper-Emil Tingskov Pedersen et al @COPSAC_com @UCPH_Research……
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PROUD to say that the 1st paper of my PhD is published #OpenAccess in Local Environment:…

We examine tensions in knowledge production from an air quality citizen science project & make suggestions for how to do it in an environmentally just way.

We worked with @BetterOldSwan (BOS), a community group in Liverpool concerned about the effects of traffic on air quality (AQ) in their neighbourhood. We helped BOS to generate their own AQ data so they could demonstrate their perceived problem of traffic air pollution.

🧵2/ A picture of a cloth map of...
There are LOADS of #CitizenScience projects where AQ scientists work with community groups to measure AQ. However, more 'better' data does not — necessarily — lead to better AQ for affected communities.

🧵3/ The picture shows Douglas B...
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It's #WorldCleanAirDay

#AirPollution kills an estimated 7⃣ million people every year around the 🌎🌍🌏, with 90% of them in low- & middle-income countries.

99% of the world’s population is now breathing polluted air, according to the WHO guidelines:
We have the solutions to combat #AirPollution. Let's step up to improve air quality by creating:
🔽ultra-low emission zones
♻️improved waste management
🚴‍♂️new bike lanes
🚄clean public transportation
🌳outdoor spaces
🏢energy efficient buildings
⚡️clean energy
& much more Graphic describing how different solutions can be applied in
It's #WorldCleanAirDay

#AirPollution disproportionately affects the most vulnerable marginalized communities, those with the least resources to protect themselves and specifically children and older persons. Picture of a wooden stove on the right and heavy traffic on
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So they are resulting to bribing people to accept #fracking in their communities. 25% of your energy bill but kids might develop #leukaemia, grandparents lives might be cut short and then there is #CimateChange & health damaging NO2 #AirPollution from just burning gas.
Children living near oil and gas fracking have higher risk of leukaemia, study finds…
Living near #fracking sites raises risk of premature death for elderly, US study finds… #health
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We’ve just launched a new report on #Air Quality and health in #cities.

🔗 :…

How might the data be used? Here are some insights from experts:
#AirPollution accounts for more than 1 in 9 deaths globally. @SusanAnenberg, @GWpublichealth highlights the importance of publicly available #AirQuality data.

How polluted is the air in your city? ➡️…

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@SusanAnenberg @GWpublichealth Dr. Vivian Pun @c40cities highlights the need for locally-relevant action.

How polluted is the air in your city? ➡️…

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Absolutely humbled to have my song "Our World (Fight For Air" featured and LIVE + BREATHE mentioned in this powerful @EddieNestorMBE x @BBCRadio4 documentary on the inspirational Rosamund Adoo-Kissi Debrah//@EllaRobertaFdn & #AirPollution 🙌🏾👏🏾👏🏾... 1/n 🧵…
@EddieNestorMBE @BBCRadio4 @EllaRobertaFdn The @EllaRobertaFdn & Rosamund's work over close to a decade has been inspirational in highlighting the need for #CleanAir and also a call for #EllasLaw. Brilliantly told by @EddieNestorMBE 🙏🏾... LISTEN above & read about Ella's story below.... 2/n
LIVE + BREATHE, incl. the free Southwark Park multi-activity Event for #CleanAirDay was FOR the people of #Lambeth & #Southwark BY the people ✊🏾. Highlighting current #AirPollution, but importantly CELEBRATING what #CleanAir would enable us to do 💪🏾🥳
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#CodeYellow #AirPollution advisory for Monday-Wednesday in parts of London and then Wales and South West England. Probably PM2.5 but could include ozone. @BWallaceMP @DefenceHQ should warn military on endurance exercises cc @H_S_E ImageImageImage
#CodeYellow | Widespread MODERATE ozone and particle #AirPollution episode underway by Tuesday. Worsening sharply Wednesday and Thursday as winds turn easterly (bringing our fumes back to us with more from others). Check health advice and warn military on exercises cc @BWallaceMP ImageImageImage
#CodeOrange alert | MODERATE ozone #AirPollution from Monday in London and building across much of southern UK by Wednesday. Possible #CodeRed in places by Friday. Nasty episode could continue until Sunday ImageImageImageImage
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