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Long-term health impacts of early smoke exposure explored through primate study

A primate research center in California provides insights into the lifelong health consequences of early exposure to wildfire smoke.

Jesse Nichols reports for Grist.

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Supreme Court leans towards limiting air pollution regulations

The Supreme Court's conservative majority is likely to restrict the Biden administration's environmental efforts, specifically the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's plan to reduce cross-state air pollution, impacting public health and environmental policies.

Adam Liptak reports for The New York Times.

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Lockdowns lead to a significant drop in asthma emergencies due to cleaner air

A study from Oxford reveals a notable decrease in asthma-related hospital admissions in 2020, linking it to the reduction of air pollution amid COVID-19 lockdowns.

Gary Fuller reports for The Guardian.

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Children are more vulnerable to poor air quality, says Dundee study

Researchers say increased air pollution leads to more children being admitted to hospital with lung conditions.
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Coal power, traffic, waste burning a toxic smog cocktail in Indonesia's Jakarta

Pollution is causing respiratory illnesses and deaths to rise in Indonesia's island of Java, including the capital, Jakarta.
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New Delhi air pollution: Why can’t India’s capital clean up its toxic air like Beijing?

More than 20 million people woke last week to a thick, acrid, and noxious smog that settled densely across the Indian capital.

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Fine particles kill thousands of Texans a year. It’s likely to get worse.

Ken Paxton and 18 other state attorneys general are fighting a Biden administration plan to crack down on the pollutant, linked to heart disease, breast and lung cancer and other ailments