Air Pollution Health News

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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

7/21/2016
Much-Maligned Pigeon May Be a Lead Detective

Researchers find these urban nuisances might aid in monitoring human health hazards

7/18/2016
Does Living Near a Fracking Site Make Asthma Worse?

Study found association, but not cause-and-effect

7/13/2016
How to Spot the Warning Signs of Heat Stroke

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

7/8/2016
London's Great Smog of 1952 Linked to Asthma Surge

Finding may have implications for cities dealing with air pollution today, researcher says

6/15/2016
Indoor Pollution From Fuels May Threaten Heart

Regularly burning kerosene, diesel was associated with serious risks in study

5/31/2016
Smog Can Make Blood Pressure Soar: Studies

Pay attention to air quality, researchers advise

5/27/2016
5/25/2016
Air Pollution Tied to Stillbirth in Small Study

More research needed to explore potential link

5/24/2016
More Evidence That Smog a Heart Threat

Study found 3 months of exposure linked to higher cholesterol levels, especially for those with diabetes

5/5/2016
Exercise Is Good for You, Even in Polluted Cities: Study

Walking and cycling also help to curtail unwanted emissions, British researchers say

5/4/2016
4 Ways You Can Cut Smog in Your Town

EPA offers practical advice, including setting air conditioning to a higher temperature

5/3/2016
Radon in the Home May Be Linked to Blood Cancers in Women

Study found no connection with men, further research is needed

4/29/2016
Smog May Boost Risk for Several Cancers

Study finds even small increases in pollution raised overall odds of dying from disease by 22 percent

4/28/2016
Mild Air Pollution of Concern in Pregnancy

Study found risk for a leading cause of premature birth began below EPA standards

4/21/2016
Climate Change May Mean More Smoggy Days to Come: Study

Some areas could see up to 9 more unhealthy-air days between May and September by 2050

4/19/2016
Cities May Have Distinct Microbial 'Citizens,' Too

Study found wide differences in germ communities sampled in three urban areas

4/18/2016
Doctors Issue Call to Combat Climate Change

They say respiratory illnesses, heat stroke and infectious diseases are growing threats due to a warmer planet

4/12/2016
Cleaner Air in California May Mean Healthier Kids: Study

As smog levels dropped over two decades, children in 8 communities suffered fewer breathing problems

3/29/2016
Preterm Births Tied to Smog Cost U.S. Billions

Researchers estimate toll of dirty air that triggers early birth can exceed $4 billion a year

3/17/2016
Recycled Water a Healthy Option for California, Study Suggests

Researchers say it uses less energy and cuts greenhouse emissions compared to other options

3/1/2016
Traffic Pollution Tied to Preterm Birth Risk for Asthmatic Women

Exposure could affect aspects of fetal development, study suggests

2/22/2016
U.S. Action on Climate Change Could Save Nearly 300,000 Lives by 2030: Study

Using targets from recent Paris Agreement, scientists calculate potential deaths averted from heart, lung disease