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Air pollution costs Belgians 1,493 euros annually in health costs, minimum.

The cost of medical care and health problems as a result of pollution from vehicles amounts to 744.3 million euros annually for the city of Antwerp, or an average of 1,493 euros per inhabitant. For...
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Fact check: ‘The internet emits 16 times more CO2 than Belgium as a country’

Geerard Adriaen, who founded Eaglenest together with Ehsanollah Fallah , a software developer that focuses on sustainable web development, stated in Krant van West-Vlaanderen that more digitization does not equate to more sustainability. “With annual CO2 emissions of 1,596 million tons, the...
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Does it make sense to wear a mask during exercise?

The government recommends wearing a mouth mask in places where you cannot enforce the distance rule. However, the World Health Organization does not recommend a mask during exercise. In some countries, it is mandatory to...
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Blackcarbon (soot) detected very early in placenta.

A fetus already comes into contact with soot particles after 12 weeks of pregnancy. When burning fossil fuels such as diesel, soot particles end up in the air that are carcinogenic. Scientists have long suspected...
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Particulate matter peaks can be deadly in the short term

A new global study shows a clear link between fine dust and acute death, even at low concentrations. Peaks in particulate matter concentrations are immediately translated into higher mortality rates. Studies in specific cities or...
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FOODMAKER PURIFIES ANTWERP AIR WITH PAINTINGS ON FACADE

From now on, you will find 12 portraits by artist Elleke Van Win on the facade of the Foodmaker flagship store on the Meir in Antwerp. The paint that Elleke used for the portraits purifies...
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Strong air pollution influences mental health

People who live in an area where there is serious air pollution report depressive feelings more often.This is shown by the results of a study by Ghent University in collaboration with a British university.More than...

Worldwide research: ‘Nearly 5 million deaths from air pollution in 2017’

Nearly five million people worldwide died in 2017 from the effects of air pollution, according to the annual report State of Global Air of the Health Effects Institute and the Institute of Health Metrics. Some...
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Ocasio-Cortez debates for clean air: “People are dying”

The environmental theme also lives in the United States. The Green New Deal has been debated there for some time: a package of environmentally-friendly measures that will also benefit the economy. It is one of...
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