The road to net-zero emissions starts with clean air for all

Reducing carbon emissions is linked to saving lives and improving health outcomes for children and adults breathing in polluted air. Ensuring clean air saves on healthcare costs and increases productivity…

Study estimates the burden of pediatric asthma cases caused by traffic- related air pollution

Nearly 2 million new cases of pediatric asthma every year may be caused by a traffic-related air pollutant, a problem particularly important in big cities around the world, according to…

Air filter and floor sampling to detect SARS-CoV-2 RNA in schools

A major concern during the beginning of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic was the possibility that SARS-CoV-2, the pathogen responsible for the disease, might spread through surfaces. Many previous…

Will the future of global health rely upon addressing air pollution?

In this interview, we speak to Dr. Philip Landrigan about his latest research into air pollution, its devastating effects, and how African countries are in a prime position to take…

Ambient air pollution implicated in millions of underweight and premature births

An update of the ‘burden of global disease’ studies has for the first time shown to what extent air pollution affects several key indicators of pregnancy, including birth weight and…

8 Tantalising Tips to Reduce Your Air Conditioning Bill This Summer

8 Tantalising Tips to Reduce Your Air conditioning Bill this Summer It’s not easy surviving the scorching Australian summer without air conditioning. When temperatures push 40 degrees, a reliable air…

Study reveals a link between air pollution and child health

Studies have shown air pollution is a major risk factor for respiratory infection – the leading cause of death among children under five – but bad air’s specific impacts on…

Study uncovers toxic air pollutant mixtures linked to poor childhood asthma outcomes

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have developed a novel machine learning algorithm and used it to identify previously unknown mixtures of toxic air pollutants that…

Air pollution linked to almost 6 million premature births worldwide

Air pollution likely contributed to almost 6 million premature births and almost 3 million underweight babies in 2019, according to a UC San Francisco and University of Washington global burden…