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Children bear the brunt of air pollution

Air pollution affects us all, however children, in particular very young children, bear the real brunt of the air pollution burden. According to the WHO, more than 90% of the world’s children breathe toxic air every day. Air pollution affects fetal development, brain development, increases the risk of asthma and respiratory illness. Children exposed to […]

Country wide study highlights the dangers of air pollution

For the first time, a study from the American Thoracic Society looks at the effects of air pollution right across the country. Using data from 40 MILLION hospital visits across 869 counties, the team could clearly see an increase in ER visits when pollution levels were high. The study focused on the two major types […]

Is the air in your office making you sick?

Let’s face it…. the office is not always our favorite place to be. We spend literally years of our life there. What happens at work has a huge effect on our physical and mental wellbeing. In short, our work environment matters. Offices, particularly new buildings, are sealed tight to ensure maximum energy efficiency. Air conditioning […]

Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

We often discuss the link between high levels of air pollution and respiratory diseases such as asthma and COPD. But there are other, lesser known, lung conditions that are becoming more prevalent in cities with pollution problems. Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis or HP is an immune system disorder that causes inflammation in the lungs. The connective tissue […]

Protect yourself from INDOOR air pollution

We talked last week about ways you can protect yourself from outdoor air pollution. This week we’ll take a look at how, with a few changes around the home, we can reduce our exposure to indoor air pollutants that are often overlooked. Household cleaners, furnishings, pet dander, dust, pollen and inadequate ventilation can all contribute […]

How to protect yourself from air pollution

The figures associated with air pollution are literally mind blowing. The global cost of air pollution is around $5.11 TRILLION every year. In 2016 it was estimated that around 7 million people die prematurely every year as a result of the air they breathe. The impact of air pollution on the global population is huge […]

In The Bleak Midwinter

Winter Solstice has just passed, its midwinter with shorter days and longer nights. We spend most of our time indoors, trying to avoid the winter weather. And, to ensure we stay as warm as possible, we work to keep our homes well insulated and free from drafts. This is a great way to keep heating […]

Air Pollution Makes Us Fat!

You may have overindulged a little over the last few weeks. But now it’s January and you’re paying the price for all those Christmas goodies you gorged on. So it’s time to detox and get healthy. But before you start on your regime of cabbage soup and celery sticks, you may want to keep an […]