Air Pollution Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
9/14/2005
Gulf Floodwaters Still Pose Health Risks

Threats include bacteria and chemical pollutants, U.S. experts say

9/12/2005
Health Tip: Breathe Easier Indoors

How to clean up the air

4/29/2005
Pollutants Prove to Affect Male Fertility

Swedish study shows link between environment, chromosomal changes

4/19/2005
U.S. Mercury Levels No Threat to Adult Brain

Study suggests current EPA emissions standard may be sufficient

4/8/2005
School Bus Fumes Worst for Kids on Board

Study finds there's more bad air inside than out

2/1/2005
Smoggy Air May Harden Arteries

L.A. residents show arterial thickening over time

12/8/2004
Traffic Pollution May Increase Risk of Heart Trouble

Prolonged exposure boosted levels of inflammation, clotting activity

12/8/2004
Pediatricians Strengthen Warning on Air Pollution's Effects

Goal is to inform physicians and provide guidance to government officials

12/2/2004
Risks Seen in Low Exposure to Benzene

Study: Blood cells harmed even below U.S. worker standards

12/1/2004
Human Activity Tied to Deadly Heat Waves

Study finds influence could raise risk fourfold

11/30/2004
No Cancer Link to Nuclear Site Found

Those exposed to iodine 131 at Hanford facility decades ago appear unharmed

11/16/2004
Ozone Pollution Raises Death Risk

Study finds it's dangerous even at present EPA standards

11/12/2004
Respiratory Problems Plague Kids With Asthma

Winter a particularly tough time for these patients

11/7/2004
Pollution May Hasten Hardening of Arteries

Long-term exposure tied to early development of condition

10/20/2004
Study Finds New Road Hazard: Heart Attacks

Finds that pollution, not stress, is the culprit

10/12/2004
Air Pollution, Secondhand Smoke Pose Risks for Children

Babies as young as 1 experience trouble breathing, study finds

9/13/2004
Ground Zero Workers File Billion-Dollar Health Lawsuit

Suit blames Twin Towers' owners for exposure to allegedly toxic conditions

9/8/2004
Smog Impedes Kids' Lung Development

California pollution stems growth at most crucial age

8/19/2004
Does Benzene Cause Childhood Leukemia?

More study needed on this gasoline component, researchers say

8/4/2004
Health Tip: The Dangers of Garbage Burning

What's in the smoke may surprise you

7/29/2004
Health Tip: Wildfire Smoke

It can damage your health

7/15/2004
Health Tip: Air Pollution

People with lung problems most susceptible

7/14/2004
Health Tip: Ozone Pollution

You can make a difference

6/29/2004
Fetuses Vulnerable to Air Pollution

Exposure could lead to genetic damage

6/9/2004
'Safe' Lead Levels Not Safe for Arteries

Even accepted levels of lead, cadmium may increase risk of cardiovascular disease

6/1/2004
Air Pollution Poses Cardiovascular Risks, Heart Association Says

Studies said to provide convincing evidence it's a public health problem

5/13/2004
Air Pollution May Alter Sperm DNA

Mouse study finds mutations in offspring of males

4/30/2004
Health Tip: House Plants Can Freshen Air

Certain types help improve air quality

4/29/2004
Report Says Air in U.S. Still Too Dirty

Improvements seen, but still a long way to go

2/27/2004
The Air We Breathe

How to improve indoor air quality

1/8/2004
The Genetics of Allergies

Hereditary factors linked to more severe response to diesel fumes

12/19/2003
Babies Harmed by Pollution, too

Daily exposure to chemicals and pollutants increases asthma risk

12/15/2003
Pollution Harder on Heart Than Lungs

Cardiovascular deaths higher, especially in smokers

12/4/2003
Dirty Air Can Boost Lung Cancer Risk

But researchers note smoking still poses far greater danger

11/19/2003
Pollution Part of SARS Death Risk

Study found patients in highly polluted areas in China twice as likely to die

11/13/2003
Pollution a Danger to Your Heart

Chronic exposure linked to increased cardiovascular disease death rates

11/10/2003
Smokers: Beware Bad Air

Pollution can triple heart attack risk, study finds

11/10/2003
Air Pollution Alone Might Trigger Asthma Attacks

Researchers found diesel fumes set off acute episodes in mice

10/17/2003
Secondhand Smoke May Damage Infants' Hearing

Mild levels of carbon monoxide impair hearing in young rats

10/9/2003
Study: Air Pollution Raises Stroke Risk

Two pollutants linked to increased hospital admissions

10/9/2003
Air Pollution Can Spell Trouble for Asthmatic Kids

Tiny particles trigger chronic bronchitis in children with condition, study finds

10/7/2003
'Safe' Ozone Levels Can Worsen Asthma

Pollutant attacks lining of lungs, study finds

10/7/2003
Southwest Shows High Levels of Dirty Air

Oil and gas production now linked to elevated air pollution levels there

9/11/2003
Debate Lingers on Air Quality After 9/11

Long-term effects from Ground Zero debris still unknown

8/27/2003
Workplace Culprit in Some COPD Cases

Risk higher among smokers exposed to pollutants on the job, study finds

8/1/2003
When the Air's Polluted ...

... Avoid exercise in the afternoon

7/9/2003
Country Trees Hit Harder by Pollution

Those located downwind of urban pollution only grow half as well as those in city

4/16/2003
Air Pollution May Damage Brain, Heart

Studies suggest it can cause Alzheimer's-like lesions, heart problems

10/23/2002
Dust on the Job Can Be Tough on the Lungs

Increases risk of asthma and respiratory problems

10/17/2002
Studies Bolster Dirty Air's Ill Effects on Health

Clean measures cut death rate, living near traffic raises it