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Does air pollution affect mental health later in life?

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Analyzing roadside dust to identify potential health concerns

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Air pollution speeds up aging of the lungs and increases chronic lung disease risk

A study of more than 300,000 people has found that exposure to outdoor air pollution is linked to decreased lung function and an increased...

Fires overwhelming British Columbia; smoke choking the skies

British Columbia is on fire. In this Canadian province, 56 wildfires 'of note' are active and continuing to blow smoke into the skies overhead.

Relocating bus stops would cut riders’ pollution exposure, study finds

Moving bus stops away from intersections would substantially reduce the amount of pollution bus riders breathe, report scientists.

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