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Even low levels of air pollution may pose stroke risk
Short-term exposure to low levels of particulate air pollution may increase the risk of stroke or mini-stroke, according to findings that suggest current exposure standards could be insufficient to protect the public. View News Article (2008-06-02)

Dangerous nitrogen pollution could be halved
Ambitious mitigation efforts, however, could decrease the pollution by 50 percent. The analysis is the very first to quantify this. View News Article (2014-05-13)

Recovery from acid rain 'much slower than expected'
Acid rain was one of the world's worst pollution problems of the 1970s and 1980s, affecting large areas of upland Britain, as well as Europe and North America. View News Article (2007-09-28)

EPA ozone pollution standards 'unhealthy for America,' says American Thoracic Society president
David H. Ingbar MD, president of the American Thoracic Society, today called the proposed standards issued by the Environmental Protection Agency for ozone pollution-commonly known as smog-"unhealthy for America's kids, unhealthy for America's seniors, and unhealthy for America." View News Article (2007-06-25)

E. coli waves the Blue Flag for our beaches - Microbiology Today August 2004 issue
E. coli, the bug made famous by food poisoning outbreaks, can be used to point the finger of blame at the right culprit when our waterways become polluted. E. coli live in the guts of animals and are already used to indicate whether food and water are contaminated with faecal material. However, according to a recent article in the August 2004 issue of Microbiology Today, the quarterly magazine of... View News Article (2004-07-27)

Exposure to nitrogen dioxide lowers in vitro fertilization success
Exposure to an increased level of air pollutants, especially nitrogen dioxide, has been associated with lower likelihoods of successful pregnancy among women undergoing in vitro fertilization, according to a team of fertility researchers.  View News Article (2010-04-13)

Danish researchers design the first virtual nano-catalyst in the world
Research offers new opportunities in the fields of renewable energy, pollution control and in the chemical industry. View News Article (2005-01-28)

Progress in introducing cleaner cook stoves for billions of people worldwide
It may be the 21st century, but nearly half the world's population still cooks and heats with open fires or primitive stoves that burn wood, animal dung, charcoal and other polluting solid fuels. View News Article (2013-05-02)

Commission satellite project detects urban air pollution from space
Fine particulate matter is now one of the biggest threats to human health from air pollution. A new technique to monitor the concentration of particulate matter in urban air, using satellite-borne sensors, offers a much more cost-effective approach than traditional land-based monitoring. The first trials of this system, developed by 11 partners in the European Commission-funded ICAROS-NET... View News Article (2002-10-04)

Cleaner air in EU cities: Commission checks Population Exposure to Air Pollutants in Europe (PEOPLE)
Today in Brussels EU Research Commissioner Philippe Busquin presented the PEOPLE (Population Exposure to Air Pollutants in Europe) project, to measure air pollution's impact on human health. 2000 volunteers will be asked to wear a pollution detector on a part-time basis - 12 hours per day maximum. In our busy European cities, 70 to 80% of pollution is due to road traffic. Benzene, a carcinogenic... View News Article (2002-09-13)

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