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Pollution

roet 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 that soot particles can be transferred via the placenta to the fetus, just like nutrients and oxygen. But so far...
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city traffic pollution
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 regions have already proven this. A large-scale study in the New England Journal of Medicine, the most authoritative medical journal...
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air purification paint
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 the air and is made from natural materials. The 12 portraits on the façade of Foodmaker in Antwerp are part...
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air pollution affects meantal 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 25,000 people from 216 regions in 20 European countries were interviewed for this in 2011-2012.The study was published this week...
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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 2.9 million people in the aforementioned group died as a result of exposure to a high concentration of particulate matter...
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Ocasio-Cortez green deal
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 the spearheads of Congressman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who was elected in November. She wants to roll out the plan quickly, and...
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fijnstof in de lucht
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 also find a lot of fine dust inside, at your workplace and at home. Be on time, we measure fine...
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indoor air quality in offices
Our air is inexhaustible, but there is still room for improvement in the quality of both indoor and outdoor air. How can we achieve this in the Netherlands & Belgium? Air quality is important, especially inside. “Indoor environment is a nice word for the combination of temperature, air quality, light and sound and acoustics.” In...
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luchtvervuiling voor kinderen
4 op 10 kinderen in het basisonderwijs ademen giftige lucht in die de richtlijnen van de Wereldgezondheidsorganisatie schendt, onthult een onderzoek. Dit artikel gaat over schoolgaande jeugd in Londen maar we kunnen je verzekeren dat voor de grote steden in België het niet beter is. Uit een nationale studie blijkt dat 3,7 miljoen leerlingen dagelijks...
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fijnstof in paardestallen
We do not have to make a drawing, but horses are indeed living and even precious animals. That is why you want to make sure that in the summer, but especially in winter, the horses are in high-quality, well-ventilated and clean stables. Recently we were contacted by a couple from East Flanders who in their...
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