Indonesian forest fires, the largest in two decades, exposed 69 million people to unhealthy air quality

Global climate change is making warm, drought like conditions across the globe more common. A contributing factor to the change in global climate is deforestation of rainforests for agricultural use in Indonesia and the Amazon. The deforestation process involves burning away native vegetation, which releases carbon dioxide (CO2) stored in the vegetation and in turn contributes…

92% of the worlds population is living with polluted air

Outdoor air pollution is estimated to be linked to 3 million deaths world wide per year. Including indoor sources into the estimate we find that around 6 million deaths world wide are attributed to air pollution. That is 11.6% of all global deaths! Most of these deaths come from complications with the heart, lungs, or brain.…

Interrupted or uninterrupted CPR, does it matter?

CPR, or Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, was developed in 1960 and is the current standard for helping saving the life of someone who’s heart has stopped or who has stopped breathing. CPR consists of a series of chest compression and mouth to mouth breathing to continue pumping blood to the brain and heart while paramedics are on…