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Air pollution: The silent killer called PM 2.5

Millions of people die prematurely every year from diseases and cancer caused by air pollution. The first line of defence against this carnage is...

Strategic air purifier placement reduces virus spread within music classrooms

Aerosol simulations show how airborne particles containing SARS-CoV-2 spread within a music classroom and how to use portable HEPA air purifiers to reduce their...

Dethroning electrocatalysts for hydrogen production with inexpensive alternative material

Scientists have discovered a new electrocatalyst for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER) in electrochemical water splitting: CaFe2O4. This inexpensive, non-toxic, and easy-to-synthesize material outperforms...

‘Canary in the mine’ warning follows new discovery of effects of pollutants on fertility

New research has found that shrimp like creatures on the South Coast of England have 70 per cent less sperm than less polluted locations...

Transmission risk of COVID-19 from sewage spills into rivers can now be quickly quantified

Scientists have identified that the COVID-19 virus could be transmitted through faecal contaminated river water.

Simply speaking while infected can potentially spread COVID-19

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New sensor paves way to low-cost sensitive methane measurements

Researchers have developed a new sensor that could allow practical and low-cost detection of low concentrations of methane gas. Measuring methane emissions and leaks...

Shale gas development in PA increases exposure of some to air pollutants

Air pollution levels may have exceeded air quality standards during the development of some Marcellus Shale natural gas wells in Pennsylvania, potentially impacting more...

Scientists develop blood test to predict environmental harms to children

Scientists have developed a method using a DNA biomarker to easily screen pregnant women for harmful prenatal environmental contaminants like air pollution linked to...

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