Air pollution: 4 newly discovered links to ill-health

New research links air pollution to blindness, septicaemia, kidney failure and poorer thinking. Here's what you need to know.

1 Septicaemia, kidney failure and infections

Writing in the British Medical Journal, senior researchers from the University of Southampton’s Faculty of Medicine conclude that current estimates of the burden from exposure to fine particulates (PM2.5), “might be considerable underestimates” as the focus has been on established disease associations.

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