Author Archives: Gao Bi

Coronavirus, Climate Change, and the Environment

Does climate change affect the transmission of coronavirus?

Below are some of the most common questions we have been receiving in relation to the environment and coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). This page will continue to be updated as new information arises. If you would like to talk to someone at our center about coronavirus, please email us at cchange-media@hsph.harvard.edu For the latest updates, guidance, […]

The Coronavirus Is Going To Change How We Think About Design

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The goal will be healthy indoor air quality As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, disrupting daily life and causing major economic damage, design leaders are pivoting to focus on how building design can combat infectious diseases and improve public health outcomes. The coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, has led to more than 40,000 […]

The Paints that Eats Air Pollutants and Heats Homes

air pollutants - Airlite Paint

Applying a coat of paint on the walls of a house may soon help to heat it, saving energy and reducing CO2 emissions. It could also clean the air that we breathe, breaking down chemicals and pollutants, and eliminating harmful air pathogens. In Europe, half of cities’ annual energy consumption goes to heating and cooling. Despite the […]

Study to probe link between air pollution and epilepsy

air quality and epilepsy

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder where people experience seizures and loss of consciousness. The Canadian researchers behind the study say epilepsy sufferers typically have issues with mental and physical health and are at a higher risk of death, so they want to understand what caused a person to develop the disorder in order to provide […]

Air pollution particles may reach fetuses in the womb, study finds

Air pollution particles may reach fetuses in the womb

We report an article by CNN by Jessie Yeung stating how air pollution particles can reach and harm fetuses in the womb. Even unborn children are directly exposed to car traffic and fuel use pollution. New evidence has been found that air pollution particles can breach a mother’s placenta and potentially reach fetuses in the womb, raising […]

Action on Air Pollution works, but far more is needed, Study shows

air pollution - solar panel

We report this article from The Guardian where studies show how effectively government actions can cut air pollution, even though toxic air still remain the first environmental health emergency in the world we all have to tackle. Government action can cut air pollution, a long-term study has shown, with early deaths linked to dirty air […]

Environment is top priority for EU voters, survey suggests

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Protecting ehe environment The main focus of the next European Parliament should be on protecting the environment, according to a survey of more than 100,000 people conducted by Change.org. Seventy-two per cent of respondents said the health of the planet was the most important issue, higher than the 68% who called for a fairer economic […]