Air Quality

Are we being poisoned?

Are we being poisoned?

Over the last decade there has been a phenomenal increase in the number of people affected by asthma, and being diagnosed with this chronic illness, for which today there is no cure. It is particularly difficult for sufferers during the winter months, but it seems to extend now into the summer months. For several years now, the governments have been[Read More...]

Court judgement gives US towns the power to ban fracking

Court judgement gives US towns the power to ban fracking

A new ruling has given US towns the power to ban fracking within municipal borders, it has been revealed. The New York Court of Appeals has helped to set a new precedent by ruling that the towns of Dryden and Middlefield can use local zoning laws to ban heavy industry, including oil and gas production, within municipal borders. Many other[Read More...]

Maiquetia International Airport in Caracas is proposing to charge travellers an "air tax"

Air tax: Coming to a town near you?

Imagine paying tax just for the privilege of breathing. I’m not talking about the usual taxes for buying products, paying for roads and schools, et cetera. I’m talking about paying tax just for the ability to breathe. Well that is exactly what one airport Venezuela is proposing. Maiquetia International Airport in Caracas is asking customers to pay 127 bolivars tax[Read More...]

‘Dirty water can make you violent’ study shows

‘Dirty water can make you violent’ study shows

Violent crime has often been attributed to many causes in the UK. However a number of studies have helped to highlight the link between the pollution in our water and increasing levels of violent crime. Excessive amounts of lead in the water and the air has been cited as one of the leading factors in crimes such as robbery, rape[Read More...]

Scientists have made the link between air pollution and DNA damage

Scientists reveal pollution results in DNA damage

A number of new studies have recently helped to highlight the link between environmental pollution and longstanding DNA damage. Studies published in the Journal of molecular neuroscience and also in the Experimental Eye Research journal have collectively served to reveal that a combination of everyday environmental factors such as ultraviolet light and air pollution can result in a process known[Read More...]