Air Pollution Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

10/8/2002
Lying Down Does the Job

It can help clear indoor air

9/6/2002
Indoor Air Quality Fails In Schools

Half of nation's schools have air-quality issues

9/5/2002
Zone Out Ozone

Too much can cause sunburn-like peeling of lung tissue

8/7/2002
Dirty Air Linked to Diabetes

Research finds more of one means more of the other

7/29/2002
Dirty Air Pollutes the Heart, Too

Study finds it leads to reduced oxygen supply

7/28/2002
Of Air and Asthma

Study looks at impact of pollution on asthmatic children

7/21/2002
Indoor Air Pollution as Hazardous as Smog

Low-income homeowners at greater risk, study finds

7/5/2002
Clearing the Air

Some plants can help

6/24/2002
Humans Overdrawing Earth's Resource Bank

Use exceeded capacity to regenerate by 120% by 1999

6/20/2002
Earth's Endless Summer Causing More Disease

Report says illness affecting all living organisms

5/30/2002
Ground Zero Air Quality Was No Threat to Rescue Crews

Results from tests days after Sept. 11 surprise officials

4/25/2002
Nuclear Waste Site Clears Hurdle

Merits of Yucca Mountain not yet proved, researchers argue

3/21/2002
The Varnished Truth

After you use conversion varnish, leave the windows open

3/11/2002
Unhealthy Air Harms Healthy Arteries

Study finds brief pollution exposure can constrict them as much as 4%

3/5/2002
City Air Could Kill You

Study shows urban air pollution increases chances for lung cancer, heart disease

2/19/2002
School Buses Belch Bad Air

Children exposed to high levels of probable carcinogens, two studies claim

1/31/2002
Athletic Kids in Polluted Areas More Asthma-Prone

Study finds them three times likelier to get condition

1/15/2002
Keep Home Safe From Carbon Monoxide

Experts offer advice about deadly gas

12/26/2001
Gasoline Additive Can Blow Breathalyzer Test

MTBE can cause a false positive reading, study says

12/10/2001
City Air: Something to Sneeze At

What happens to the pollution you inhale

11/28/2001
Air Pollution Linked to Lung Disease in Children

X-rays reveal abnormalities in Mexico City kids

11/4/2001
The Falling Leaves Drift Into Ozone

Leaf-peeping scientists find autumn foliage and human pollution interact to create smog

10/8/2001
Mercury's Dangerous Flight

Landfills emitting highly toxic compound into the air, new study documents

9/15/2001
Healthy Home Remodeling Cuts Indoor Air Pollution

Dust and fumes can aggravate allergies, asthma

9/9/2001
New Technology Could Cut Power Plant Pollution

Device may allow 30 percent cleaner emissions

8/28/2001
The Beat Goes On … Slowly

Air pollution affects heartbeat even in the young and healthy

8/22/2001
Long Live Your Lungs

Tips to help you choose an air purifier

8/7/2001
Incensed!

Burning incense linked to cancer

7/30/2001
The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

Gas poses threats around the home

6/11/2001
Air Pollution Linked to Heart Attacks

Risk raised even for short-term exposure

6/7/2001
Global Warming Gets Real

Bush gets scientific report, with humans held mainly responsible

5/29/2001
Lead's Deadly Legacy

Heavy metal linked to homicides

5/26/2001
Cleaning Up Car Pollution

New device may drastically cut hydrocarbon and other emissions

5/16/2001
Sweeping Toxins Under the Rug

Carpets can be reservoirs for chemicals