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BBMP Inaugurates the Launch of the Healthy Air Coalition Bengaluru

A collaboration with the St John’s Research Institute     Bengaluru, April 5, 2019: The launch ofHealthy Air Coalition Bengalurukicked off with an inaugural ceremony held at the St. John’s Research Institute, Koramangala. Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike...

Health Professionals Call to ‘Unmask’ Fresno and Cut Air Pollution

Media Contacts: Yanni Gonzalez, Communications Director Central California Asthma Coalition                         (559) 471-0126 yanni.gonzalez@centralcalasthma.org Health Professionals Call to ‘Unmask’ Fresno and Cut Air Pollution     ...

Seven

Seven days in the week. Seven deadly sins. Seven million people die every year from air pollution. That’s more than the number of deaths from malaria, AIDS and TB combined. Seven, a lucky number? Air pollution causes and aggravates respiratory conditions such as...

In anticipation of the global conference on air & health

By АЛЕКСАНДЪР Air pollution has been a burning issue ever since humans discovered how to make fire. Today, nine out of 10 people around the globe are exposed to indoor and/or ambient air pollution that exceeds World Health Organization safety levels. So it might come...

#UnmaskMyCity: why psychiatrists should care about air pollution

Unmask My City is a campaign led by healthcare professionals to call on governments around the world to act on air pollution.  It launched globally in 10 cities on the 1st of May 2017 and is coordinated by The Global Climate and Health Alliance (GCHA) and its...

Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change – 2017 report

The 2017 report of The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change shows that climate change is already a critical public health issue. Its findings outline the various ways climate change is affecting the health of people across the planet today.

Podcast – The Lancet Countdown

Nick Watts discusses the Lancet Countdown paper about importance of climate change to health, and tracking alterations to create positive changes for human health.

Chennai chokes on Deepavali, air pollution at hazardous levels

Deepavali saw Chennai choking from toxic fumes. The city was smothered in a blanket of dense smog on Wednesday as Chennai recorded one of the highest levels of air pollution across India. According to the Central Pollution Control Board’s (CPCB) data, the monitoring...

Emissions from Eskom and Sasol killing Highveld residents – report

People on the Highveld are dying prematurely and suffering from respiratory and cardiac illnesses because of the government’s controversial non-enforcement of minimum emission standards for Eskom and Sasol. This is one of the findings released on Monday in a damning...

Christiana Figueres: The Air Is Making Us Sick, But We Could Fix It

Rising air pollution levels in our cities that impact the health of people and planet are becoming impossible to ignore. So much so that China closed the last working coal power plant in Beijing this March, paving the way to a future of clean energy and air for its...

Chennai’s air pollution alarmingly toxic: Study

CHENNAI: A study conducted by the Coastal Resource Centre has revealed that the air quality in Chennai is alarmingly toxic. Shattering the commonly held belief that only industrial regions and parts of north Chennai need to worry about air pollution, the study showed...

Chcemy czystego powietrza. Zaczęła się kampania Demaskujemy Smog

W kampanię Demaskujemy Smog (Unmask My City), która objęła 10 krajów na pięciu kontynentach, zaangażowali się przedstawiciele organizacji lekarskich i specjaliści zdrowia publicznego. Także z Polski. Artykuł otwarty w ramach bezpłatnego limitu prenumeraty cyfrowej...

Campanha mobiliza médicos em combate à poluição nas cidades

A poluição do ar atmosférico é responsável por uma em cada nove mortes no mundo Em todo o mundo, 92% das pessoas vivem em locais que não atendem às diretrizes da Organização Mundial da Saúide (OMS) para a qualidade do ar. Além disso, a poluição é responsável por uma...

Advocates urge public action on Utah air quality

(Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune) Local healthcare professionals attend the Unmask My City: Air Quality, Climate Change and Your Health event at Impact Hub on Tuesday. Environment » With new EPA ruling, groups urge residents and lawmakers to press for clean air...

Air quality: the best of Guardian readers’ photography; The Guardian

Part of the Unmask My City air pollution and health campaign, the mask changes colour dynamically according to local air pollution levels, with the yellow mask here showing pollution is at least double World Health Organization standards for healthy air Picture editor Paul Bellsham: The light on the face mask is an interesting innovation. The composition on this shot feels awkward, the man on the right looking out of the frame.

Unmask my city and improve our health; European Public Health Alliance

by Zoltán Massay-Kosubek Air pollution is one of the major public health challenges of our time. The public health context in terms of protecting EU citizens’ health and reducing the chronic disease burden and its associated costs to healthcare systems is a vital...