Chinese air pollution blowing across the Pacific Ocean is often caused by the manufacturing of goods for export to the U.S. and Europe, according to findings by UC Irvine and other researchers published earlier this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
A new idea to cut back on air pollution: spray water into the atmosphere from sprinklers atop tall buildings and towers, similar to watering a garden. This suggestion comes from Shaocai Yu of Zhejiang University in China, and North Carolina State University in the US.
Traffic-related air pollution is increasingly shown to have negative health effects according to a growing body of epidemiologic evidence and is a substantial public health concern in Canada, argues a commentary published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Live in a large city like New York, London, Beijing or Mumbai, and you are likely exposed to more air pollution than people in smaller cities in surrounding areas. But exactly how a city's pollution relates to the size of its population has never been measured, until now.
Titanium dioxide—the familiar white pigment in paint, toothpaste, skim milk, and sunblock—is promoted as a "smog-eating" coating or additive to roofs, facades, road concrete, roadside barriers, and other surfaces.
The portable pollution sensor known as ‘Citisense’ delivers real-time data on air quality to the user’s mobile and home computer.
Hot summer days in large cities are often accompanied by vehicle and industrial emissions that makes breathing difficult and unhealthy.