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Study to provide new insights into health impact of urban pollution

Air pollution is one of the world's greatest environmental threats, responsible for an estimated 7 million deaths every year. A new study, led by Imperial College London with partners at the University of Surrey and the University of Edinburgh, will provide the most detailed account yet of the specific personal health consequences of exposure to different air pollutants in urban environments.  Participants from around the capital, including at Imperial College London's South Kensington and White City Campuses, will wear individual pollution monitors as well as biosensors to track in real time how their heart and lung function responds to changing pollution in their environment, alongside their physical activity. The study will involve healthy participants as well as those with asthma, to understand a range of sensitivities and responses to pollution.  Read more....



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