Air Pollution Health News

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Article Title
5/21/2008
Some Iraq War Vets Suffer Breathing Problems

Many cases linked to sulfur mine fire near Mosul in 2003

5/19/2008
Firefighters May Face Higher Risk of Bladder Cancer

Long-term exposure to smoke, chemicals boosts odds, but routine screening could help

5/14/2008
Pollution Particles Impair Blood Vessel Function

Study finds pressure readings rise, urges broader public action to curb effects

5/13/2008
No Link Between Coarse Air Pollution, Hospitalizations

Finding might impact EPA's clean air regulations, researchers say

5/12/2008
Air Pollution Linked to Blood Clots in Legs

Study suggests dirty air may be even more dangerous than previously thought

5/7/2008
Cleaner Air May Threaten Amazon Rainforest

Reducing sulphur dioxide emissions linked to increasing risk of drought, scientists say

4/25/2008
U.S. Air Pollution Standards Don't Protect Asthmatic Kids

Children suffer even when pollutants fall below acceptable levels, study finds

4/4/2008
Radon: The Silent Home Invader That Can Kill

But simple tests and corrective actions can banish the carcinogenic gas

3/20/2008
Smog's Origins Get Clearer

A key chemical reaction helps form ozone haze, scientists say

3/19/2008
Environmental Toxins, Radiation May Be Tied to Breast Cancer

Exposure to plasticizers and other chemicals in childhood may hike adult cancer risks, report says

2/15/2008
HEPA Filters May Improve Cardiovascular Health

Danish researchers find reducing air particulates for just 2 days helped small blood vessels

2/14/2008
U.S. Seeks to Limit Animal Testing of Toxic Chemicals

Future screening would rely on lab cells, robots, computer models

1/27/2008
Radon Gas More Deadly Than Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

EPA campaign in January heightens awareness, tries to reduce risk

1/19/2008
Smallest Air Pollution Particles Hurt Heart Most

Cause plaque build-up in arteries, negate effects of "good" cholesterol

12/14/2007
Traffic Pollution Hurts Asthmatic Kids' Lungs

Children living near crowded roadways face more than 50% risk of breathing trouble, study finds

12/5/2007
Cleaner Air Leads to Healthier Lungs

Two studies support efforts to reduce air pollution, especially diesel exhaust

12/3/2007
Divorce Isn't Eco-Friendly

As more couples split, there are more households and more drain on resources, study suggests

11/21/2007
Global Warming May Trigger Rise in Heart Deaths

Hotter temperatures mean more ozone, and more strain on hearts, researchers say

11/7/2007
Diesel Exhaust Increases Clot Formation

2 hours after exposure to fumes, volunteers' blood platelets thickened, study found

11/5/2007
Health Tip: When Air Quality is Bad

Asthma attacks are more likely

10/24/2007
Inhaler Eased Lung Problems in 9/11 Workers

Firefighters who used drug early gained some symptom relief, study found

10/1/2007
Ozone Breaks Down Lungs' Defenses

It kills off immune cells that typically fight bacteria, study finds

9/28/2007
Less Smog Now in Eastern U.S.: EPA

A market-based program is improving air quality, agency claims

9/20/2007
Link Between Air Pollution, Stroke Gets Clearer

Fine particles in lung spur dangerous clots, research shows

9/12/2007
Jogging in Traffic Cuts Blood Flow to Heart

Men with stable heart disease showed effect after brief exposure to diesel exhaust

9/11/2007
6 Years Later, 9/11 Health Questions Linger

Confusion, lack of data has rescue workers, medical experts frustrated

9/1/2007
Scientists ID Likely Culprit in 'Popcorn Lung'

Dutch team zeroes in on diacetyl, a key component of butter flavoring in microwave brands

8/31/2007
Prevalence of COPD Greater Than Thought

Smoking, air pollution, aging are main causes of spread worldwide, study says

8/17/2007
Urban Smog Tough on Young Adults' Hearts

It affected 4 indicators of cardiovascular trouble, study found

8/15/2007
Dirty City Air Stunts Kids' Lungs

Mexico City study shows slowed growth of airways

7/26/2007
Diesel Fumes Help Clog Arteries

Researchers track the way particles trigger inflammation

7/26/2007
Myths About Cancer Risk Abound

Misconceptions linger around smoking, cell phones, other factors, Cancer Society survey finds

7/16/2007
Traffic Pollution Could Raise Heart Risks

Living near a freeway associated with artery damage, study finds

6/28/2007
Smokers Toxic to Bar, Restaurant Workers

Urine tests show how quickly carcinogen levels can rise

5/30/2007
Health Toll of 9/11 Still Unclear

Toxic plume has officially claimed one, but many more may be at risk, experts say

5/7/2007
Firefighters Exposed to World Trade Center Dust Developed Lung Condition

Study author says sarcoidosis isn't really dangerous, but other doctors express concern

5/4/2007
Diesel Exhaust Impairs Blood Flow to Marrow

Elderly most affected by exposure to the pollutant, researchers say

4/20/2007
A Healthier Planet, a Healthier You

This Earth Day, use an online calculator to gauge your 'carbon footprint'

4/18/2007
Switch to Ethanol as Fuel May Harm Health

Pollution levels would equal or exceed those produced by gasoline, study finds

3/2/2007
Health Tip: Help Reduce Smog

Suggestions for cleaner air

2/25/2007
Lead Removal Times Too Lengthy: Study

Clean-up of home toxins getting quicker but lag endangers children

2/15/2007
Warm Weather Smog May Boost Stroke Risk

Findings are similar to those already found for heart attack

2/2/2007
Global Warming Poses Health Threats

Floods, drought, infectious diseases expected to become worse, experts say

1/31/2007
Air Pollution Poses Heart Risk to Postmenopausal Women

And the higher and longer the exposure, the bigger the threat, study finds

1/24/2007
Radon in the Home Can Cause Lung Cancer

But simple tests for the odorless, tasteless gas could save your life

9/25/2006
Health Tip: The Dangers of Air Pollution

How to reduce the damage to your health

9/21/2006
Polluted Air Might Increase Stroke Risk

High hourly rates more than double the chances of an attack, study says

9/18/2006
Air Pollution Linked to Lung Cancer

Study may explain why some nonsmokers get the disease

9/15/2006
Banned Pesticide May Be Linked to Parkinson's Disease

Effects of dieldrin persist for years after exposure, study suggests

9/11/2006
9/11's Grim Toll on Health Continues

As fifth anniversary dawns, witnesses, workers and local children may show long-term effects, experts say