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‘Biofuels’ from discarded plastics pose health risks
You don't have to use the plastic-based fuel to be exposed to its fumes; simply living near a factory can be a risk.
The Nile’s delta is badly polluted by heavy metals
The contaminants primarily derive from untreated agricultural drainage, municipal waste and industrial wastewater.
Air pollution can rob us of our sense of smell
Even small increases in ambient PM2.5 exposure may be associated with anosmia.
Just two hours spent in traffic fumes impairs brain function
"People may want to think twice the next time they're stuck in traffic with the windows rolled down."
Electric vehicles can reduce incidents of asthma
Changes being made locally can improve the health of communities, which sends a powerful message.
Even low levels of air pollution cause millions of deaths
The global health benefits of meeting the new WHO guideline are likely much larger than previously assumed.