New research shows impact of traffic pollution on increased cases of asthma amongst children

Natasha Hinde writes on the Huffington Post website about a new study that shows the serious impact on the health of children because of emissions from road transport.   Traffic Pollution Linked To 1 In 5 New Asthma Cases Among Kids In The UK One in five new childhood asthma cases in the UK could … Continue reading New research shows impact of traffic pollution on increased cases of asthma amongst children

Impact of air pollution on respiratory problems

The medicalxpress website reports about the impact of even low levels of air pollution on respiratory problems. It only shows that we certainly need to increase our efforts to improve air quality.   Air pollution can increase asthma risk in adults, even at low levels Living close to a busy road can be bad for … Continue reading Impact of air pollution on respiratory problems

Public health impact from climate change

While we are reading more and more about the impacts from climate change, Paul Gallagher provides a good article on the inews website about a new report. Hopefully one day soon our policies will be revised to properly reflect these concerns.   Climate change 'irreversibly' damaging public health Climate change is already damaging public health … Continue reading Public health impact from climate change

Concern over major health risk from climate change

Chris Mooney writes an article in the Washington Post about a new study that concludes that climate change could have a major impact – mostly negative – on our health. It does explain that there are health benefits of climate change mitigation and that reinforces the need for greater energy efficiency, amongst other mitigation options. … Continue reading Concern over major health risk from climate change