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Air pollution damages 'every organ in the body'

Lasairfion

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Today's front page of The Guardian, UK, 18th May 2019

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Online article:
Revealed: air pollution may be damaging 'every organ in the body'

Extract: Air pollution may be damaging every organ and virtually every cell in the human body, according to a comprehensive new global review.

The research shows head-to-toe harm, from heart and lung disease to diabetes and dementia, and from liver problems and bladder cancer to brittle bones and damaged skin. Fertility, foetuses and children are also affected by toxic air, the review found.

The systemic damage is the result of pollutants causing inflammation that then floods through the body and ultrafine particles being carried around the body by the bloodstream.

Air pollution is a “public health emergency”, according to the World Health Organization, with more than 90% of the global population enduring toxic outdoor air. New analysis indicates 8.8m early deaths each year – double earlier estimates – making air pollution a bigger killer than tobacco smoking.


Scientific Research link:
https://journal.chestnet.org/article/S0012-3692(18)32723-5/fulltext
 
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StealthP3D

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Today's front page of The Guardian, UK, 18th May 2019

uxxY9dmm.jpg


Online article:
Revealed: air pollution may be damaging 'every organ in the body'

Extract: Air pollution may be damaging every organ and virtually every cell in the human body, according to a comprehensive new global review.

The research shows head-to-toe harm, from heart and lung disease to diabetes and dementia, and from liver problems and bladder cancer to brittle bones and damaged skin. Fertility, foetuses and children are also affected by toxic air, the review found.

The systemic damage is the result of pollutants causing inflammation that then floods through the body and ultrafine particles being carried around the body by the bloodstream.

Air pollution is a “public health emergency”, according to the World Health Organization, with more than 90% of the global population enduring toxic outdoor air. New analysis indicates 8.8m early deaths each year – double earlier estimates – making air pollution a bigger killer than tobacco smoking.


Scientific Research link:
https://journal.chestnet.org/article/S0012-3692(18)32723-5/fulltext

Yes, this has been known for years. What's surprising is that there is no "health tax" on fossil fuels to pay for the way they cause health care insurance costs to go up. This is like a silent tax on all of us. And some states have the nerve to enact EV registration taxes.
 
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rays427

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Yes, this has been known for years. What's surprising is that there is no "health tax" on fossil fuels to pay for the way they cause health care insurance costs to go up. This is like a silent tax on all of us. And some states have the nerve to enact EV registration taxes.

I guess this is why the life span has plummeted since fossil fuels use began.
 

StealthP3D

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I guess this is why the life span has plummeted since fossil fuels use began.

No, average lifespan has increased until very recently due to the fact that the use of fossil fuels coincided with drugs that help people live longer and better nutrition for more people. But the negative health effects of pollution cause health care costs to increase substantially and lower quality of life for millions.

I can't believe you are actually pushing back against this - it's well researched and documented.
 
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iPlug

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Outdoor particulate pollution was responsible for an estimated 4.2 million deaths worldwide in 2015, with a majority concentrated in east and south Asia. Millions more fell ill from breathing dirty air.

This fine pollution mainly comes from burning things: Coal in power plants, gasoline in cars, chemicals in industrial processes, or woody materials and whatever else ignites during wildfires. The particles are too small for the eye to see — each about 35 times smaller than a grain of fine beach sand — but in high concentrations they cast a haze in the sky. And, when breathed in, they wreak havoc on human health.

PM2.5 can evade our bodies’ defenses, penetrating deep into the lungs and even entering the bloodstream. It has been shown to exacerbate asthma and other lung disorders, and increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. This microscopic pollution, named because each particle is smaller than 2.5 micrometers across, has also been linked to developmental problems in children and cognitive impairment in the elderly, as well as premature labor and low birth weights.

See How the World’s Most Polluted Air Compares With Your City’s
 
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