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Consumer products match cars as sources of air pollution

Everyday products such as shampoo, lotions, cleaning products and paint now contribute as much to urban air pollution as emissions from vehicles, say researchers.

16 February, 2018

Air pollution linked to poor sleep quality

New research shows that regular exposure to high levels of air pollution could keep you from getting a good night’s sleep.

23 May, 2017

Water pollution from fragrance chemicals

What happens to all those highly-fragranced products we use every day, when we wash them down the plug-hole?

6 September, 2016
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Sea salt contaminated with microbeads

Chinese scientists have found worrying levels of microplastics, which are common cosmetic ingredients, in samples of sea salt

16 November, 2015

Green offices make us smarter

Working in a clean, green office gives you a boost in brain power, that makes you more creative and better able to handle a crisis, say US researchers.

3 November, 2015

Plant more trees in the city to reduce pollution

Trees in cities throughout the UK could be significantly improving the quality of the air we breathe by decreasing pollution levels for pedestrians.

7 September, 2015
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Microbeads in cosmetics – a bigger problem than we thought

A new analysis of conventional facial scrubs has shown that a 150ml product can contain millions of ocean-polluting microbeads.

26 August, 2015
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Climate change gases make allergens more potent

If you think your seasonal allergies are getting worse, you could be right – and air pollution could be to blame

25 March, 2015
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Probiotics protect children, pregnant women against heavy metal poisoning

Yoghurt containing probiotic bacteria could help protect children and pregnant women against heavy metal poisoning, a new study has shown

17 November, 2014
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Fracking chemicals are hormone disrupters

The toxic chemicals used in forcing natural gas out of the ground have far reaching human health effects

3 July, 2014