Preadolescents Exposed to High Levels of Air Pollution in their First Years of Life Display Changes in Brain Connectivity

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

The study is the first to explore the association between exposure to traffic-related air pollution and noise during pregnancy and childhood, and whole-brain connectivity

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Improved Air Quality During First Wave of COVID-19 Prevented Around 150 Premature Deaths in Major Spanish Cities

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

For the first time, researchers have estimated the impact of lockdown-related air pollution reduction on mortality in 47 provincial capital cities

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Study Identifies European Cities with Highest Mortality Due to Air Pollution

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

Large cities in Spain, Belgium, Italy and France have the highest burden of deaths associated with nitrogen dioxide, while the highest mortality attributable to fine particulate matter is found in Ita...

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Exposure to Air Pollution During Pregnancy May Increase Blood Pressure in Early Life

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

Researchers study the impact on childhood blood pressure of pre- and post-natal exposure to environmental factors such as pollution, noise, and a dense built environment

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Air Pollution, Green Space and Built Environment Characteristics May Influence Body Mass Index During the First Years of Life

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

A new study of almost 80,000 children living in urban areas of Catalonia has, for the first time, analysed the relationship between urban exposures and BMI growth trajectories

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Air Pollution, Smoking and Built Environment are Associated with an Increase Risk of Childhood Obesity

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

173 exposures analysed in first major study to assess risk of obesity in childhood using an exposome-wide approach

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Study Demonstrates Association Between Exposure to Air Pollution and Vascular Damage

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

Researchers who analysed data from more than 3,000 people in India found gender-specific differences in sources of exposure and health outcomes

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Nearly Half of All Childhood Asthma Cases in Barcelona Are Attributable to Air Pollution

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

As many as 1,230 cases of childhood asthma in Barcelona—48% of the total—could be attributable to air pollution each year. This is the main conclusion of a new study led by the Barcelona Institute...

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Airborne Pollution Associated with More Severe Rhinitis Symptoms

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

Nasal congestion, sneezing and other symptoms typical of rhinitis found to be more severe in people living in areas where levels of fine particulate matter and NO2 are high

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Air Pollution Can Worsen Bone Health

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

A new study by the CHAI Project with over 3,700 people in India associates air pollution with a higher risk to develop osteoporosis

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Prenatal Exposure to Air Pollution Linked to Brain Changes Associated with Behavioural Problems in Children

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

Even within the limits established by the European Union, particulate matter is associated with a decrease in the volume of the corpus callosum, a structure associated with attention deficit hyperacti...

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Exposure to air pollution during pregnancy does not appear to increase symptoms of attention-deficit and hyperactivity

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

Exposure to air pollution during pregnancy may not be associated with an increased risk of attention-deficit and hyperactivity symptoms in children aged 3 to 10 years. This was the conclusion of a new...

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