🚛💨 "A disproportionate amount of NOx emissions from heavy-duty vehicles is emitted during the low-speed operation characteristic of urban driving".
😷 🧠 “Toxic air has been linked to other effects on the brain, including huge reductions in intelligence, dementia and mental health problems in both adults and children.”
Exposure to #ParticulateMatter linked to cognitive deficits in young children
Research linking fine particulate pollution and premature deaths is under attack in the United States and other countries. nature.com/articles/d4158… https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01234-2
Tree rings reveal the reduction of trace metals in the atmosphere of São Paulo, #Brazil.
Rapid global shift to renewable energies can save millions of lives.
Fossil energy is the main source of #AirPollution and related health burdens.
"...pollution has no respect for national boundaries". 🚗 🏭
...improvements in air quality in the United States between 1990 and 2010 reduced deaths from #AirPollution by nearly half.
Our recent study on #BlackCarbon light absorption over central Amazonia was published today on ACP
The significant increase of black and brown carbon during El Niño 2015/6 shows how the atmosphere can be affected if warmer and drier conditions are more prevalent in the future.
#AirPollution is also affecting our cognitive abilities.
Focus on atmospheric particulate matter.
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