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December 08, 2015

Beijing issued its first red alert for smog on Monday night as the capital was hit by hazardous levels of pollution for the second time within a week.

The alert – the highest in a four-level system – will be in place from 7am on Tuesday until noon on Thursday.

April 25, 2015

Research over 13 years shows a link between fine particles and increased death rates

A groundbreaking tracker study offers evidence for the first time that the fine suspended particles known as PM2.5 lead to a higher death rate among elderly people in the city.

September 21, 2015

AIR CONTAMINATED WITH pollutants such as ozone and tiny particles could cause the premature death of about 6.6 million people a year by 2050 if nothing is done to improve air quality, scientists warned.

June 04, 2015

Scientists suspect that poor hospital ventilation may have contributed to the rapid spread of MERS in Korea.

Bad ventilation alone would hardly explain the catastrophic spread seen in the hospital, says Christian Drosten, a virologist at the University of Bonn in Germany. But if there was bad ventilation plus a patient shedding a greater than usual amount of the virus, it could make a difference.

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