Air Pollution and Disease: Can Air Filters Help?

Pollution is not just ugly and smelly; It is a serious health issue too. And it is not just about causing and exacerbating lung disease and sinus problems, but much more seriously there is now evidence that air pollution is a powerful factor in the causation of ADHD, autism and infertility. We got to see just how serious air pollution could be back in the 1950s in smoggy old London. The smog was caused by the smoke from sulphur richContinue reading… Air Pollution and Disease: Can Air Filters Help?

Air Pollution and its Toxic Effects on Mothers and Babies

Research just published shows a clear connection between  mothers experiencing air pollution and babies being born below a normal birth weight. A Low birth weight is regarded as 2.5 kg or 5.5 Ibs and 7.6% of US babies and 6% UK babies are recorded as being in this category. Some of these babies are born prematurely – before 37 weeks and they may go on to be completely normal children and adults. Some of them are affected by high bloodContinue reading… Air Pollution and its Toxic Effects on Mothers and Babies

Air Pollution, Cancer Deaths and the WHO

The media is currently publishing updates from the World Health Organisation, WHO, showing that air pollution is killing us. That this is regarded as news is odd really. Back in the 1950s in London, my home town, we had the "Pea Soupers" – thick fogs caused mostly by householders burning sulphur rich coal in their homes. Some of the horror of those times and a little science too is well explained here "The London smog, compared with a normal fogContinue reading… Air Pollution, Cancer Deaths and the WHO