Air Pollution: Responsibility of Technology and Medicine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Gilbert Uriel Braga Fernandes, a member of IFMSA Brazil and of the national White Team. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do […]

Air Pollution Control: Does Your Action Matter?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Margareta Evelyne Adriani, a fourth year medical student from Sebelas Maret University, Indonesia. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily […]

‘No safe level of air pollution’: Major study links cardiac arrests with fine particulate matter exposure

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jordan Davidson Researchers now say there is “no safe level” of air pollution exposure after a large-scale study found a correlation between exposure to fine particle matter, known as PM2.5, and cardiac arrests, according to the The Sydney […]

EU helps tackle air pollution in Kosovo with €76.4 million

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As part of his first visit to Kosovo, High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell will launch today a major EU-financed project to improve the environmental performance of the “Kosovo B” thermal power plant, Kosovo’s largest electricity generator. The project will significantly lower emissions, contribute to reliable […]

How Kolkata is tackling its air pollution with public transportation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content Kolkata is pioneering greener commutes citywide – and thanks to an innovative project to deploy more electric buses and ferries, the city now ranks fifth on a list of places that are reducing […]

Scientists now think air pollution is fuelling violent crime

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content High levels of air pollution may be putting lives at risk in more ways than one. It’s already well known for causing more deaths than smoking. But now a team from Colorado State […]

Long-term exposure to air pollution is like smoking a pack of cigarettes a day

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content The air you breathe could be doing as much harm to your lungs as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day, shortening your life and putting you at risk of chronic illnesses. That’s […]

5 ways to #BeatAirPollution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content It’s #WorldEnvironmentDay and the theme for this year is #BeatAirPollution – urging people to “be part of the solution, not part of the pollution”. But while many of us agree air quality needs […]

Our poisonous air is harming our children’s brains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content The World Health Organisation (WHO) says almost 700,000 children under five die each year as a result of air pollution. Millions more are being condemned to a life of ill health because of […]

Parliament proposes policy toolbox to curb air pollution

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. A resolution adopted on Wednesday sets out proposals to tackle air pollution from transport, agriculture and energy sectors. In a non-binding resolution adopted with 446 votes to 146 and 79 abstentions, MEPs underline that air pollution has a local, regional, national and cross-border dimension […]

Where EU air pollution is deadliest

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Formative Content Deadly pollution is not a problem that is consigned to the developing world. As new data from the European Environment Agency shows, it’s a significant issue in Europe as well. Across the 28 EU […]

Europe’s dirty air kills 400,000 people every year

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content In Europe, the air you breathe could be the death of you. In fact, it could be killing as many as 400,000 people a year prematurely. As well as bringing about the […]

Better air pollution data is helping us all breathe easier. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vivian Bi, Manager of Communications, Clarity The rising number of chronic diseases linked to poor air quality has brought to light the severity and urgency of air pollution – the cause of 8 million early deaths worldwide each […]

Air pollution could be responsible for 1 in 7 new cases of diabetes

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Formative Content Outdoor air pollution – already a major cause of disease and death globally – contributed to 3.2 million new cases of type 2 diabetes in 2016, according to a new study. Tiny particulate matter […]

Indoor air pollution is deadly. Here’s an unconventional solution

UNEP. Photo: UNEP This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ron Bills, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, Envirofit Just recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed how many lives are impacted by air pollution. Nine out of 10 people on this planet […]

Are you breathing plastic air at home? Here’s how microplastics are polluting our lungs

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sophie Hardach Research shows that many of the microplastics in our bodies come from the air we breathe – not just from drinking bottled water or eating fish from polluted oceans. Due to their small size, microplastics […]

If you live in a big city you already smoke every day

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Gray, Formative Content. The views expressed in this article belong to the author and not necessarily to The European Sting. If you live in a big city you might have the lungs of a smoker, even if you’ve […]