air pollution

Air Pollution Knocks A Year Off Your Life Expectancy, Study Reveals

Air pollution takes a year off the average global life expectancy according to study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters.The study which particularly looked at distribution of a particulate matter called PM2.5 across the globe and its effects on overall global life expectancy found that for those living in the US and the UK, life expectancy drops to an average of four months - but for those living in Asia and Africa, the situation is even worse.

Swatting at mosquitoes can teach them to stay away

Mosquitoes Target Delicious-Smelling Individuals – But Swatting Teaches Them To Stay Away (For Days)

A study at Virginia Tech has found that mosquitoes can rapidly learn and remember the smells of hosts. Delicious-smelling individuals are usually the preferred targets, but swatting at them or performing other defensive behaviours – can teach them to stay away, researchers say. "Unfortunately, there is no way of knowing exactly what attracts a mosquito … Continue reading Mosquitoes Target Delicious-Smelling Individuals – But Swatting Teaches Them To Stay Away (For Days)

Pollution Kills More People Annually Than All Wars And Violence Combined

Pollution Kills More People Annually Than All War And Violence Combined, Study Finds

Environmental pollution - from filthy air to contaminated water - is causing more deaths annually than all war and violence combined. According to a study published in the journal the Lancet, pollution around the world now contributes to at least one out of every six premature deaths (roughly 9 million), which is more than smoking, hunger or natural disasters, and more than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.