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Air pollution could become China's biggest health threat, expert warns

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Toxic threads: Greenpeace puts fashion pollution on parade - in pictures

Rubbish is burnt in the street, Hangzhou Bay. According to a recent report on China’s oceans, Hangzhou Bay is one of the most polluted coastal areas in China, though there is no specific information on hazardous chemicals

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An infographic about air quality, the air we breathe. It contains information about the air quality throughout the US, and diseases caused by poor air

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Coloured SEM of a lung cancer cell. Cancer cells divide rapidly in a chaotic, uncontrolled manner. They may clump to form tumours, which invade and destroy surrounding tissues.Lung cancer is a common form of cancer, frequently associated with smoking tobacco and exposure to industrial air pollutants. It causes a cough and chest pain and may spread to other areas of the body.Treatment includes surgical excision of the affected areas of the lung, with radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

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Diesel cars should be phased out to cut the tens of thousands of deaths caused each year from air pollution, the government’s chief medical officer has said. Air pollution plays a contributing factor in at least 25,000 deaths in England each year, triggering heart attacks and exacerbating respiratory conditions.

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Blog! - Farming Is The Biggest Cause Of Air Pollution Worldwide. Click visit to read the full story.

Pollution Experiment

This is a simple pollution experiment that students could do to see the impact of acid rain. In the study of pollution they can see the long lasting effects,like acid rain, that humans can cause in the environment.

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More people die from air pollution than Malaria and HIV/Aids, new study shows

More than 3 million people die prematurely each year from outdoor pollution and without action deaths will double by 2050

Humans damaging the environment faster than it can recover, UN finds

The study, using decades of scientific data, found that basic measures to tackle some of the key causes of environmental damage were still not being taken. These included measures to reduce air pollution, such as changes to vehicles; the damage to marine eco-systems, which can have a huge effect on fish stocks on which hundreds of millions of people depend; and the degradation of land when modern agricultural methods were pursued without regard to the longer-term consequences.

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Map provides live data on harmful smog levels around the world

Beijing based environmental monitoring project, the World Air Quality Index is publishing real time pollution maps across the world to reveal levels of harmful particulate matter.

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