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First nationwide child health and air pollution study commences
This is the first nation-wide study of child health in relation to air quality to be conducted in Australia. View News Article (2007-04-19)

People living in communities near oil sands can breathe easy: U of A study
Warren Kindzierski, University of Alberta researcher in the School of Public Health, says people living in the communities of Fort McMurray, Fort Mckay and Fort Chipewyan should feel confident that the air they are breathing is safe. View News Article (2010-04-14)

New study reveals strong link between higher levels of pollution and lung health of European citizen
New data has identified a clear link between higher levels of exposure to air pollution and deteriorating lung health in adult European citizens. View News Article (2014-09-08)

Air Quality Expert Advises Urban Planners to Think `Fuzzy`
Housing and traffic should be kept separate by urban environmental planning claims Professor Bernard Fisher of the National Centre for Risk Assessment and Options Appraisals. In a recent lecture at the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), Fisher stated that even an extra 10 meters distance could make a real difference to resident’s pollution exposure levels. View News Article (2001-12-07)

£2.3 million invested in the air that we breathe
A new institute opens today (27 January 2004) which will refine the art and science of predicting air quality. Its work will give advance warning of when air will become seriously polluted, helping people whose health may be affected. View News Article (2004-01-23)

Asthma, outdoor air quality and the Olympic Games
As we come close to the Beijing Olympic Games, a review article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) reminds us that the heat and humidity in the Beijing region will present a formidable challenge to all athletes. Moreover, poor quality of air can also affect all athletes, especially those with asthma. View News Article (2008-08-11)

Fires not slowing around Yellowknife
Fires and the resultant smoke that comes from them are both just as widespread and heavy as they were in the month of July.  View News Article (2014-08-05)

Poor air quality increases patients' risk of heart attack, new study finds
People with heart disease face an increased risk of a serious heart attack during poor air quality days, according to a major new study presented today at the American Heart Association Scientific Session in Orlando. View News Article (2015-11-09)

Improved air quality linked to fewer pediatric ear infections
A new study by researchers at UCLA and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston suggests that improvements in air quality over the past decade have resulted in fewer cases of ear infections in children. View News Article (2010-01-29)

Air quality in West going south
By mid-century, air quality throughout the Western United States will deteriorate, according to a new EPA-funded computer simulation by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. View News Article (2005-10-07)

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