Even low levels of air pollution can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, study...

Prolonged exposure to air pollution can be linked to an increased risk of stroke and coronary heart disease, even when levels are below the...

Breathing humid and salt-enriched air reduces respiratory droplet generation, study finds

Breathing water and salt suppresses the generation of respiratory droplets, and potentially reduces COVID-19 incidence and symptoms, researchers have found.

Best of both worlds: New organic–inorganic gas sensors for better air quality monitoring

With air pollution increasing year-on-year, the need for efficient, portable, and low-cost gas sensors that can detect toxic gases in real time grows stronger....

Study provides suggestions for keeping classroom air fresh

An new study shows how specific classroom configurations may affect air quality and necessitate additional measures -- beyond using an HVAC system or opening...

Mobility restrictions can have unexpected impacts on air quality

Reduced mobility induced by the COVID-19 restrictions had only minor influence on particulate pollution levels, according to atmosphere studies in the Po Valley region...

Embedded gas sensing device promises simple, accurate volatile organic compounds detection

Emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids, volatile organic compounds include a variety of chemicals, and many are associated with adverse health effects...

Embedded gas sensing device promises simple, accurate volatile organic compounds detection

Emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids, volatile organic compounds include a variety of chemicals, and many are associated with adverse health effects...

Prehistoric homes would have failed modern air quality tests

Domestic burning of wood and dung fuels in Neolithic homes would have exceeded modern internationally agreed standards for indoor air quality, exposing inhabitants to...

NIST laser ‘comb’ systems now measure all primary greenhouse gases in the air

Researchers at NIST have upgraded their laser frequency-comb instrument to simultaneously measure three airborne greenhouse gases -- nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide and water vapor...

Turning plastic into foam to combat pollution

Researchers have developed a method to turn biodegradable plastic knives, spoons, and forks into a foam that can be used as insulation in walls...

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