Talk:Air pollution

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Intro sentence[edit]

"Air pollution is a broad term applied to all chemical substances, physical and biological agents that modify the natural characteristics of the atmosphere."

I removed "substances, physical" above since there are no physical substances that modify something yet are inert. Koyaanis Qatsi

But energy can affect the atmosphere (ie.: radiation) user:ChaTo Thursday, July 18, 2002.
Particulates damage lungs through their physical presence, rather than chemistry, and are a significant element of air pollution.Will McW 23:05, 26 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Bla bla bla: The only thing that I see when I view this page is the words "GOD WILL SAVE!!!!" I do not know how to fix this but figured that it was worth mentioning, seeing as probably no one can view this page.


If anybody wants to figure out the licensing involved...

A request for sources[edit]


I would like to ask for refernces and sources of information confirming this statement: "The World Health Organization thinks that 4.6 million people die each year from causes directly attributable to air pollution", and this one: "Published in 2005 suggests that 310,000 Europeans die from air pollution annually". If you can just insert the exact link where these facts were taken from, it'll be really good. thanks! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:36, August 29, 2007 (UTC)

Life expectancy improved significantly in sites where air pollutants were controlled. PMID 21666054[edit]

"[L]ife expectancy improved significantly in sites where air pollutants were controlled."

Review article:

Franchini M, Mannucci PM.

Thrombogenicity and cardiovascular effects of ambient air pollution.

PMID 21666054

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Blood. 2011 Sep 1;118(9):2405-12. doi: 10.1182/blood-2011-04-343111. Epub 2011 Jun 10.

"[A] strong epidemiologic association is observed between acute and chronic exposures to particulate matter and the occurrence of cardiovascular events, coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular disease and venous thromboembolism, especially among older people and people with diabetes and previous cardiovascular conditions. ... Current knowledge on the biologic mechanisms and the clinical effect of short- and long-term exposure to particulate air pollutants is discussed, emphasizing that life expectancy improved significantly in sites where air pollutants were controlled.

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Linking air pollution exposure with thrombosis. [Blood. 2011]

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Air pollution and intelligence[edit]

It was mentioned on the Today programme on 28 August 2018 can reduce intelligence - does any one think this could go in the article?Vorbee (talk) 07:53, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

Better to go to the original research here or a text media review of it as at here.  Velella  Velella Talk   09:34, 28 August 2018 (UTC)