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Origins of Radon gas

How man discovered radon and its danger Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive noble gas found throughout the earth’s crust. Dispersed in the atmosphere, it is harmless, but when…
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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…
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Air pollution and climate change: women are more sensitive

UN Commission takes a stand on the status of women Women are among those most affected by the effects of air pollution and climate change. Likewise, they are more…
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Radon and atmospheric particulate matter: harmful effects multiply

The importance of monitoring Una doppia esposizione dovuta all’inquinamento e al gas radon è estremamente dannosa per la nostra salute. The effect does not add up, it multiplies.
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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

The limitations of earthquake hazard warning technologies There is no doubt that being able to predict an earthquake reasonably in advance would be of tremendous help in emergency response…
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Pollution causes asthma (and more) in two million children worldwide

Pollution affects everyone especially the most fragile Air pollution is bad for everyone. But in particular to suffer its effects more than others are unfortunately the most fragile groups…
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Pollution and depression: identified one of the mechanisms underlying the link

What links pollutants to our minds? It damages not only lungs, skin, cardiovascular system, kidneys, metabolism, and reproductive system. Exposure to air pollution also seems to have negative consequences…
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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…
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The effects of lockdown (and post-lockdown) on air pollution

Health emergency and 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…