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Pollution

23/03/21

Hop Extracts and Air pollution

Following regular headlines about the damage air pollution has on our health, we increasingly want to avoid sources of pollution if we can. Although we can reduce our risk by wearing masks etc, we cannot fully prevent inhalation for example, especially if we have to live and work in an area where the pollutant is […]

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17/09/20

One in eight deaths is linked to pollution, says EU

One in every eight deaths in Europe can be linked to pollution, according to a new report by the EU’s environment agency (EEA). Air and noise pollution, as well as poor water quality and exposure to chemicals, contributed to 13% of all deaths across Europe. The report also noted who were hardest hit by pollution: […]

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8/12/19

Living in a polluted area is as bad for your health as smoking 150 cigarettes a year

Living or working in the UK’s most polluted cities and towns increases the risk of an early death by the equivalent of smoking three cigarettes a week, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has warned today. The BHF has called for air pollution to be declared “a public health emergency” following the starling results of a […]

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24/10/19

Air pollution- At what cost?

Let’s face it, there are no winners when it comes to air pollution. Plants, animals and humans all absorb it one way or another. If you have ever experienced true smog or breathed in the dirty exhaust fumes when an old car drives past, you’ll know that pollution irritates the parts of your body that […]

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28/08/19

Deaths from respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses rise when air pollution peaks

As the company behind Air Pollution Formula, the very first dietary supplement designed to provide antioxidant support in a polluted world, at Altruvita we keep a close eye on the latest news and research around global air pollution. There’s no shortage of opinion, fact and evidence about the impact that the quality of the air […]

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22/08/19

Particular Particulates

A study just published today the 22th August, tells a tale of how our health is being affected by pollution, in particular particulates. Teams from across the globe recorded their daily data on mortality (number of deaths) and their air pollution levels. Teams were located in 652 cities in 24 countries or regions. Although there are dangers […]

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4/07/19

Most fragrances cause indoor air pollution

From our hand soap to our surface spray, our body wash to our perfume, air fresheners and candles, household cleaners and laundry liquid; scents are all around us. This may not make any sense according to gathering research. Contrary to popular belief, most exposure to hazardous pollutants that affect health and well-being occurs indoors. A primary […]

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4/07/19

Multi-tasking plants in combating air pollution

Air pollution is on the rise. When indoor and outdoor air pollution are combined, WHO estimates that in 2012, some 14% of deaths were due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or acute lower respiratory infections, and 14% of deaths were due to lung cancer. Emissions from vehicles are a major contributor to air pollution. […]

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2/07/19

Indoor air pollution getting on your wick?

The stresses of daily life are continuing to take their toll on many of us, so it’s little wonder that candles are as popular as ever. This week I even saw scented Christmas candles being advertised on prime time TV. There’s nothing like turning the lights out and breathing in the smell of vanilla and […]

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27/06/19

Sea of change

Microplastics found as microbeads within cleaning, beauty and dental products are so small they cannot be sived out through water plants and these tiny particles often end up in the sea. Microplasics are one type of pollution that we come across in everyday life, we can’t always see them, just like many types of air […]

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27/06/19

Pollution: how & where you holiday

Air pollution is on the rise. Emissions from transport are a major contributor to air pollution. They release nitrogen dioxides and fine particles, leading to local pollution especially in urban areas. The most damaging type of outdoor air pollution is fine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometres in diameter (PM2.5 ). These particles are particularly dangerous […]

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27/06/19

Exhausted: Curcumin?

Studies have identified an association between daily changes in concentration of outdoor air pollution and daily number of deaths and hospitalisations, particularly from cardiovascular disease and following relatively short time after exposure. It has been suggested that traffic-derived particles, of which diesel exhaust particles are major contributor, are the most toxic component. Diesel exhaust particles […]

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