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Associations found not explained by known influential factors — ScienceDaily

Air pollution is now an established risk factor for heart disease/stroke and respiratory disease, but its potential role in neurodegenerative diseases, such as dementia, isn’t clear. To try and explore this further, the researchers used carefully calculated estimates of air and noise pollution levels across Greater London to assess potential links with new dementia diagnoses. […]

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Indoor HEPA filters significantly reduce pollution indoors when outside air unhealthy, study finds — ScienceDaily

Outdoor air pollution is a major contributor to indoor air pollution — but high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters used in the home significantly reduce fine-particulate matter in the air compared with non-HEPA air filters, according to a new two-year study led by researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City. For the study, researchers monitored […]

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