UK study adds to evidence of air pollution link to long-term illness
Research found greater chances of multiple chronic illnesses in people living in polluted areasAre the impacts from air pollution hiding in plain sight in the everyday aliments that so many of us suffer from? A new study, the largest of its kind, found that people living in polluted areas were more likely to have more than one long-term illness. Researchers looked at more than 360,000 people aged between 40 and 69 who had health data in the UK Biobank. They found greater chances of multiple neurological, respiratory, cardiovascular and common mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety, even having allowed for differences in income. These long-term problems affect people's lives and place big burdens on our economy and health services.Earlier this month the UK government announced a target for the worst particle pollution in England in 2040. It means that England plans to meet the 2005 World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines in 18 years' time, 35 years after the guidelines were set. The new health study found an extra 20% chance of multiple long-term illnesses for those living with particle pollution that is worse than the 2040 England target. Continue reading...
Celý článek: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/dec/30/uk-study-adds-to-evidence-of-air-pollution-link-to-long-term-illness
Zdroj: The Guardian
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