Category Archives: air pollution

#pollutionwatch: Summertime Smog and Indoor Air Quality

Every summer it’s becoming more and more important to follow news from #pollutionwatch, the Guardian’s column especially dedicated to air pollution and smog related news. This comes from that time on 26 July 1943 when, at the height of the second world war, people in Los Angeles thought they were under chemical gas attack as […]

Airlite: Word for the Future against Embodied Carbon

In this article, we want to present you Airlite, the best solution to achieve carbon neutrality and healthy buildings, both in small and big scale. Data shows in fact that Airlite is the best solution to both address embodied carbon in the building and construction sector, and indoor air quality – providing a practical and […]

Lockdown and Air Pollution Levels: Hopes and Propositions

Lockdown and the environment

During the first lockdown in Italy, quite a few journalists praised the power of mother nature in reclaiming what they thought was a forever-changed environment: without all the cars and the traffic, people could breathe cleaner air, animals started repopulating their long lost habitats, and birds’ songs could be heard once more. This general approach […]

Air Pollution and COVID-19 Infection: is there a Link?

Air pollution and Covid-19

As we discussed in our previous article, COVID-19 has become a global public health problem, arising questions about its relation to many global issues that humanity is facing these years, such as climate change and air pollution, all of which still remain under careful scrutiny from scientists all around the world. One of these important […]

NASA’s solution to Indoor Pollution: the best Air-purifying Plants for your Home

Though you wouldn’t necessarily associate NASA with indoor plants, the research institute did a study in the late ’80s on plant abilities to purify the air, to solve the indoor pollution problem and find the best air-purifying plants for our homes. Indoor air pollution What are the sources of air pollution? Most likely your first […]

The Beast of 1943: a History of Smog in Los Angeles

After talking about improvements of air quality in some cities, today we want to remember possibly one of the worst days for breathing in the world’s entire history, when on July 26, 1943 a “gas attack” hit the city of Los Angeles. 77 years later, this event is still remembered by many, and should be […]

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 […]