The deadliest form of air pollution, microscopic particulate matter penetrates “deep into the lungs, bypassing the body’s natural defenses.” Its effects range from lung disease to cancer to cognitive impairment, yet the public knows relatively little about its toll on their…

Students and faculty from Duke University traveled to Mandena, Madagascar, to explore the impact of open-fire cooking on human health and the environment—and to work with villagers to come up with “sustainable data-driven solutions.”   The research team collected health and…

92% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits, according to a WHO report released today that estimates air pollution levels across 3,000 human settlements in 103 countries for the years 2008 through 2015.   Contextualizing how…