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Documents • Jun 04, 2018 09:37 GMT
Due to their small size, airborne microplastics can be inhaled and may induce a wide range of diseases including respiratory and cardiovascular diseases as well as cancer. Action is needed as research proves that our indoor air is particularly affected.
Documents • Apr 17, 2018 07:25 GMT
Climate change and air pollution makes the pollen season longer and more intense resulting in rising health care costs, reduced working capacity and absence from work due to illness and/or care of children affected by pollen allergies. To reduce the global burden of pollen allergies, monitoring and control of air quality standards at schools and workplaces are needed.
Documents • Feb 07, 2018 19:41 GMT
To encourage government and business to tackle air pollution, the world's biggest threat to human health, the UN must add a Sustainable Development Goal on “Clean Air”.
Documents • Jan 05, 2017 17:31 GMT
Research published in the medical journal Lancet indicates that as many as 11% of dementia cases among people living up to 100 meters from a highway with significant traffic could be due to vehicle emissions as well as other pollutants
Documents • Apr 08, 2016 10:58 GMT
Climate change isn’t just bad for the planet, it’s bad for our health too. Extreme weather events sparked by climate change – from heat waves to wildfires – are rising. This Blueair White Paper examines what people need to do to stay healthy indoors as scientific evidence shows increasing levels of infectious, respiratory, and cardiovascular diseases resulting from climate change.
COPD kills three million people a year globally and is set to become the third biggest killer of humans within 15 years, according to WHO. COPD is caused by smoking and airborne pollutants such as dust and chemicals, which can be removed indoors at home and work by Blueair's award winning mobile air purifiers.