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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...
air pollution affects meantal health

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...
Ocasio-Cortez green deal

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...
fijnstof in de lucht

Particulate matter (PM) kills you faster than smoking

Fine dust consists of small particles with diameters of less than 10 microns, e.g. soot from diesel vehicles or incinerators. Particulate matter is a cause of respiratory diseases and increases the risk of cancer. We...
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In or around a big city, you have 178% more soot in your blood – (BlackCarbon – BC)

On the basement of the Biomedical Research Institute in Diepenbeek, Hannelore Bové (28) peeps through a Zeiss microscope to a few drops of urine from a boy from Brussels. She projects the results on her...
sigma air pure

wall paint that purifies the air indoors

This innovative matt wall paint removes up to 70% of harmful formaldehyde molecules from the air, resulting in a better indoor climate. Sigma Air Pure convincingly won the first prize in the battle for the...
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one in three employees suffer from unhealthy air at the office

According to a recent study of 23,000 employees, one in three office workers in Flanders complained about bad office air. ‘These reports concern odor nuisance, poor air humidity, vapors, inadequate ventilation or particulate matter at...
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