Chronicle staff report Published 4:26 pm PST, Friday, February 15, 2019 Carmen Nino carries a Venezuelan flag and an American flag at a Jan. 23 rally in Houston. Carmen Nino carries a Venezuelan flag and an American flag at a Jan. 23 rally in Houston. Photo: Brett Coomer / Houston Chronicle Photo: Brett Coomer / Houston Chronicle Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Carmen Nino carries a Venezuelan flag and an American flag at a Jan. 23 rally in Houston. Carmen Nino carries a Venezuelan flag and an American flag at a Jan. 23 rally in Houston. Photo: Brett Coomer / Houston Chronicle Bay Area political events: Air pollution, Venezuela 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Upcoming political events in … [Read more...] about Bay Area political events: Air pollution, Venezuela
Facts on air pollution
News / UK and world by Press Association January 11, 2019, 12:03 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter The family of a nine-year-old girl whose death was linked to unlawful levels of air pollution have been given permission by the Attorney General to apply for a fresh inquest. Ella Kissi-Debrah lived 25 metres from the South Circular Road in Lewisham in south east London – one of the capital’s busiest roads. She died in February 2013 after three years of seizures and 27 visits to hospital for asthma attacks. Lawyers say her original inquest in 2014 did not investigate the potential impact of air pollution, concluding that Ella’s cause of death was acute respiratory failure caused by a severe asthma attack. But an expert report by Professor Stephen Holgate, quoted in a submission to the Attorney General, concluded that it was likely that unlawful levels of air pollution contributed to … [Read more...] about Family of girl, 9, whose death was linked to air pollution apply for new inquest
PARIS — Urban air pollution, mostly from vehicles, is associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to research published on Wednesday. The link remained even after heavy drinking, smoking and other well established risk factors for dementia were ruled out, the researchers reported in medical journal BMJ Open. Worldwide, about 7 per cent of people over 65 suffer from Alzheimer’s or some form of dementia, a percentage that rises to 40 per cent above the age of 85. The number afflicted worldwide is expected to nearly triple by 2050, posing a huge challenge to healthcare systems. "Primary prevention of all dementia is a major global public health concern for the coming decades," the researchers wrote. Chemicals cast off by tailpipe pollution such as nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and soot are known to boost the risk for heart disease, stroke and respiratory problems, especially asthma. But whether they also make Alzheimer’s and other kinds of dementia more … [Read more...] about Air pollution linked to higher risk of dementia: study
POLITICS 08/02/2018 11:47 am ET The White House proposed revoking California's ability to set its own fuel economy standards -- a rule that 13 states, comprising 40 percent of the American auto market, follow. By Alexander C. Kaufman In February 2016, Republicans prevailed over a regulation a top GOP coal advocate once called the “death of federalism” when the Supreme Court granted a stay blocking President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan. The move handed a victory to the oil and coal industries who, backed by their patrons in 27 Republican-dominated states, had sued in what Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy called a 27-state “revolt” against “illegitimate abuse of power.” Two years later, Republicans control every branch of the federal government, EPA leadership has passed from one of the attorneys general who led that lawsuit to a former coal lobbyist who advocated for it, and President Donald Trump is working to … [Read more...] about Trump’s Assault On Auto Pollution Rules Is The Latest Salvo In A War On States’ Rights
TOXIC air pollution can cause serious health problems including stunted lung growth and cancer, experts say. But what causes the toxic air and what is are the measures being called for to tackle it? Where in London has the worst smog? Central London tends to have the worst smog as it is the most heavily built-up area. Pollution can build up in London when it becomes trapped between buildings, especially during still weather. Enclosed streets with large amounts of diesel traffic tend to be the worst-hit. The City of London is the worst-hit area, with 8.3 per cent of deaths caused by manmade pollution in 2013 and 14. Surrounding boroughs Camden, Islington, Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Southwark all came in around the 7 per cent mark. Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea also neared 8 per cent each. Boroughs furthest from the city centre are the least at risk of smog. What is toxic air pollution and how is it caused? Hazardous pollutants from industrial facilities … [Read more...] about Where in London has the worst smog, what is toxic air pollution and how has the heatwave affected health levels?