Post Tagged with: "environment"

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…]

Smog has been a consistent and growing problem in China

China orders insurance companies to stop compensating smog victims

Barely a week after the reports of dangerously high levels of smog in China hit the headlines across the world, authorities have made a bizarre attempt at damage-control. It has now been reported that lawmakers in the country have ordered the two largest insurers in China to stop selling their policies. The directive comes just a week after the policies[Read More…]

Smog has been reported in some areas of London

London smog contributing to health problems and death in the city

Much has been reported about the smog that is negatively impacting the health of millions of people in China. However, the problem has also been seen in London. A recent study has revealed that London is currently experiencing ‘very high’ air pollution levels, reaching ’10′ on the government’s score of 1-10. This has been caused by a combination of high[Read More…]

Heading for a nuclear winter? China’s air pollution reaches critical levels

Heading for a nuclear winter? China’s air pollution reaches critical levels

Imagine living in a country where you couldn’t even trust the air that you breathe for fear of contracting a serious health problem as a result. Well in China, that exact scenario is playing out with Chinese scientists warning that the country’s air pollution is now so toxic that it resembles a nuclear winter. The country has been well known[Read More…]

Fracking linked to nuclear waste in drinking water

Fracking linked to nuclear waste in drinking water

An energy company has been stopped from fracking in Lancashire because of the levels of radioactive waste that would be produced from its fracking. Energy company Cuadrilla has withdrawn applications for permits to frack in the region after Environment Agency (EA) said it would not grant a radioactive substances permit until it was sure the water will be disposed of[Read More…]