Category: Health

air pollutant and its effects

Air pollutants increase the risk of irreversible sight loss

Researchers from University College in London (UCL) found in its latest study that even low levels of exposure to air pollutants can affect the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is the main cause of people developing irreversible blindness. This involves the loss of central vision, which is mainly needed for reading or recognizing faces. The study found that people living in areas with high levels of air pollutants are at least 8% more likely to develop the disease.

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What air pollution is doing to our skin

Research has shown that the exposure of the skin to air pollutants is associated with skin aging and allergic skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis, eczema or acne. Some research even suggests that air pollution is as bad as unprotected sunbathing.

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The Top 5 US States with the absolute worst air quality

Various measurements have shown that the air quality in most parts of America has deteriorated considerably in recent years. This is mainly due to the escalating weather conditions, as, among other things, large forest fires are polluting the air in many parts of the country and are carrying a significantly higher number of pollutants into the air. Higher temperatures also cause ozone levels to rise in many states.

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5 Myths about indoor air that are making you sick every day

To no surprise, the average American now spends 90% of their time indoors. For where we spend so much time, the air quality would be important. But what if the air quality inside is not as clean we think it is? Let’s cover 5 myths about indoor air and what you can do to breathe healthier and safer air in your home.

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Should we really send our kids back to school – How safe is this?

To what point does frequent hand washing and opening windows help to protect our children at school? No longer is COVID-19 seen as an extended spring break or summer vacation. When schools announced they would go back in session, many families began to worry about how safe the school environment would really be. Now, despite the Coronavirus being present, our kids must return to schools.

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