Air Pollution Health News

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9/21/2017
Dirty Air Might Harm Your Kidneys

Study finds link between so-called particle pollution and renal function

9/18/2017
9/8/2017
For City Kids With Asthma, Nearby Green Space Is Key

The farther kids lived from a park, the more symptoms they had over 2 weeks, study found

8/14/2017
Air Purifiers May Help the Smog-Stressed Heart

Small Chinese study found lower stress hormone levels in those who used indoor air cleaners

7/31/2017
Earth Will Heat Up by End of Century

Study predicts there's only a 1 percent chance countries will meet the target set in Paris Agreement

7/31/2017
Climate Change May Trigger 60,000 More Premature Deaths by 2030

Worldwide outlook even more grim if nothing done to curb growing air pollution, researchers predict

7/28/2017
Rush Hour Pollution May Be Worse Than Thought

Higher measurements seen using in-car sensors

7/25/2017
Noise Pollution a Problem in Black Urban Neighborhoods

Biggest differences seen between black and white areas, study finds

7/17/2017
9/11 Survivors More Likely to Have Heart, Lung Diseases

Study found those exposed to dust cloud also more prone to develop asthma

7/12/2017
Climate Change Delivers 'Double Whammy' to 4 in 10 Americans

In some regions, smog and high ragweed pollen levels combine to make it hard to breathe

7/10/2017
Health Tip: When Air Quality is Poor

Here's what you can do to breathe easier

6/28/2017
Even at Low Levels, Dirty Air Raises Death Risk for U.S. Seniors

Research suggests blacks, men and the poor are especially vulnerable

6/28/2017
More Summer Sun Equals More Greenland Ice Melt: Study

U.K. researchers find cloud cover has been decreasing for 20 years

6/23/2017
Wallpaper May Breed Toxins: Study

Fungus on the walls might contribute to 'sick building syndrome,' researchers say

6/22/2017
Secondhand Smoke Still Plagues Some Cancer Survivors

Study found they face health risks from continued exposure

6/6/2017
Replace Coal With Solar Power to Save Money, Lives

Study suggests the investment would prevent many from dying due to air pollution

5/30/2017
Climate Change May Hit Cities Hardest: Study

Asphalt, concrete and cars intensify heat effect in urban areas, boosting costs, researchers predict

5/26/2017
Diesel Pollution May Damage the Heart

Try to avoid exercising during heavy pollution times, such as rush hour, researcher says

5/22/2017
Does Dirty Air Keep You Awake?

High pollution levels tied to poorer sleep in preliminary study

5/8/2017
Addressing Your Cancer Risk

Rural areas a bit safer than urban ones; environmental threats seem key, study says

4/19/2017
4 in 10 Americans Still Breathe Dirty Air

This can lead to health problems that include lung cancer, asthma, heart damage, lung association says

4/14/2017
Could a Daily Vitamin Curb Smog's Effect on the Heart?

Small study suggests vitamin B might help, but reducing pollution levels remains the priority

4/14/2017
Health Tip: Keep Indoor Air Clean

Steps to keep allergens out

4/13/2017
More Climate-Fueled Wildfires May Lie Ahead

Western U.S. is one of the highest-risk regions in the world, researchers say

4/7/2017
Outdoor Play May Foster Little Environmentalists

Adults who grew up amid natural world are more concerned about the planet, research shows

4/7/2017
How to Protect Yourself From Air Pollution

Environmental health expert gives advice on ways to avoid exposure to pollutants

4/7/2017
City Snow May Be Fouled by Pollution From Cars

As melting begins, chemicals can be released into air, soil and water, researchers suggest

4/7/2017
Can Smog Raise Breast Cancer Risk?

Exposure to fine-particle air pollution linked to dense breast tissue, a risk factor for tumors, study finds

4/6/2017
Health Tip: Asthma and Air Pollution

Issues to discuss with your doctor

4/4/2017
Global Warming Could Raise Temps to Levels Not Seen for 420M Years: Study

Warns of dire consequences if greenhouse gases are not controlled

3/7/2017
City Tax on Cars Cut Pollution, Kids' Asthma Risk

Traffic measure in Sweden reduced rates of wheezing disease by 50 percent, researchers report

3/3/2017
Wood Stoves May Spark Heart Trouble

Older people in cities with lots of wood-burning devices might run heart attack risk, study finds

2/10/2017
Air Pollution May Raise Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Study of obese Hispanic children suggests smog might boost chances of developing the blood sugar disorder

2/1/2017
Can Air Pollution Heighten Alzheimer's Risk?

Fine particles from power plants and cars may be to blame for about 20 percent of cases, study suggests

1/5/2017
Does Living Near Major Roads Boost Dementia Risk?

Study couldn't prove cause-and-effect, but risk rose as proximity to traffic increased, researchers report

1/4/2017
Ready Your Home for Winter's Wrath

Steps include insulating water lines that run along exterior walls, experts advise

12/7/2016
Expect More Record-Breaking Heat in U.S., Scientists Warn

15 hottest-ever days predicted for every record low if greenhouse gas emissions don't decline

11/11/2016
How to Exercise Safely in Smog

Research suggests a 'sweet spot' where activity's benefits best meet the effects of dirty air

11/2/2016
Downside to Exercise for City Kids: More Pollution

Inhaling black carbon from traffic offsets benefits, environmental health specialist says

10/27/2016
Air Pollution and Heart Health

Air pollution linked to blood vessel damage in young adults, study finds.

10/25/2016
Air Pollution May Even Harm Blood Vessels of Healthy Young

Utah study suggests elderly and ill aren't the only ones hurt by dirty air

10/12/2016
How to Guard Against Deadly Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Start by installing detectors on every floor of your home, and know what to do if they sound

9/30/2016
When Indoor Temps Rise, So Do COPD Symptoms

And inside air pollution makes symptoms even worse, study says

9/12/2016
As Traffic Piles Up, So Does Air Pollution

To minimize exposure, researchers recommend shutting windows and re-circulating air

9/9/2016
Will Worsening 'Smoke Waves' Threaten Western U.S.?

Climate change tied to warmer summers, more wildfires, affecting the health of millions, study predicts

8/24/2016
Cheap Face Masks Little Help Against Air Pollutants

Scientists say close-fitting surgical styles are a better alternative

8/23/2016
Climate Change May Prolong Smog Season in Southeast U.S.

Air quality is becoming more sensitive to the effects of extreme weather, new study finds

8/16/2016
Heat Waves Hit Seniors Hardest

Risk of high-temperature trouble rises with age and chronic health issues, experts warn

8/10/2016
Tougher U.S. Air Standards Would Be Lifesavers: Study

Reducing smog could also prevent many illnesses, medical group says

8/5/2016
Smog May Shorten Lives of Lung Cancer Patients

Large review in California finds lower survival rates among those with most exposure to dirty air