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Radon and atmospheric particulate matter: harmful effects multiply

The effect does not add up, it multiplies. A double exposure due to pollution and radon gas is extremely harmful to our health, that of the lungs first and foremost.
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Without radon, more than 10 lung cancers per day would disappear

Smoking, everyone knows, is the main culprit in lung cancer (but not only). To date, it is estimated that about 80-85% of new diagnoses are caused by cigarettes. Yet there…
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Predicting earthquakes: the role of radon gas

There is no doubt that being able to predict an earthquake reasonably in advance would be of tremendous help in emergency response planning. And it is for this reason that…
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Pollution causes asthma (and more) in two million children worldwide

Air pollution is bad for everyone. But in particular to suffer its effects more than others are unfortunately the most fragile groups of people: pregnant women, people with previous illnesses,…
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Pollution and depression: identified one of the mechanisms underlying the link

It damages not only lungs, skin, cardiovascular system, kidneys, metabolism, and reproductive system. Exposure to air pollution also seems to have negative consequences on mental health: in fact, there are…
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Pollution ages the brain

The link between particulate matter and reduced brain volume Pollution can alter our brains, and to date we have scientific evidence of a correlation between exposure to high concentrations of…
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The effects of lockdown (and post-lockdown) on air pollution

What happened to the atmosphere, in terms of pollution, during the CoViD-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns? The health emergency, as we well know, imposed global restrictions on travel, transportation, and…
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Air pollution: Europe is split in two

The stars of the European flag represent the ideals of unity, solidarity and harmony among the peoples of Europe. If the flag were to represent the condition of the air…
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NASA confirms effectiveness of plants against indoor pollution

Plants filter the air and trap harmful substances In 1989, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the agency responsible for U.S. civil interest aviation and aerospace activities, conducted a…