Air Pollution Health News

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2/17/2016
More Evidence Smog May Raise Stroke Risk

Study conducted in U.S. and China finds risk is highest in extreme temperatures in winter and summer

2/12/2016
5.5 Million Die Early From Air Pollution Worldwide

More than half of these fatalities occur in China and India, research shows

2/10/2016
Smog's Health Effects Persist for Decades, Study Finds

Exposure to air pollution can increase risk of death from heart or lung disease for more than 30 years

2/5/2016
Wildfires May Boost Ozone Levels in Cities: Study

When smoke plumes travel, more pollution is likely in populated areas, researchers explained

2/1/2016
Air Pollution Linked to Risk of Preterm Birth

Study doesn't prove cause-and-effect, but researchers believe the association is significant

1/25/2016
Long-Term Smog Exposure May Boost Heart, Lung Disease Deaths

Study finds traffic pollution a big contributor

1/11/2016
Health Tip: Air Pollution Can Harm Your Health

Especially if you're asthmatic

1/7/2016
High Ozone Levels Dangerous for Critically Ill: Study

Prolonged exposure was linked to development of deadly lung condition

1/3/2016
New Rules for Mammograms, Tanning Beds Top Health News of 2015

Female libido pill, measles outbreaks and vaccine controversy also made headlines

12/2/2015
Pollution From Coal Burning Most Damaging to Health, Study Finds

It's 5 times more dangerous for the heart than same-sized particles from other sources, researchers say

12/2/2015
Smog Linked to Heart Disease in Seniors

Study shows higher levels of coarse particulate matter are a problem

11/25/2015
Smog Raises Heart Risks in Those With Diabetes, Study Says

Long-term study showed prolonged exposure linked to heart disease, stroke

11/9/2015
Smoggy Days Linked to Most Severe Type of Heart Attack

Heart patients should take precautions when pollution is high, study suggests

10/30/2015
'Green' Office May Boost Brainpower

Small study finds gains in employee productivity

10/29/2015
VW Emissions Scandal May Cost 60 U.S. Lives, Study Claims

Added air pollution could take a toll, researchers say, but car company refutes the notion

10/26/2015
Pediatricians' Group Urges Action on Climate Change

Natural disasters, diseases and excess heat threaten children's health, says American Academy of Pediatrics

10/22/2015
Health Tip: What's Polluting the Indoor Air?

Smoke, chemicals and vehicle exhaust are common sources

9/29/2015
Smog Linked to Organ Rejection, Deaths in Lung Transplant Patients

But some antibiotics seem to reduce the risk, researchers find

9/16/2015
Heating, Cooking Are Top Contributors to Air-Pollution Deaths Worldwide

Agriculture also accounts for significant proportion, study says

9/15/2015
Air Pollution Exposure May Boost Risk of Early Death

Fine toxic particles are absorbed deep into lungs and blood, researchers say

9/11/2015
Coal Ash Contains High Levels of Radioactivity: Study

End product from coal-fired plants may pose hazard to health and environment

8/17/2015
City Grime Releases Pollutant When Exposed to Sunlight: Study

Scientists had believed harmful chemicals became inactive when trapped in grime on urban surfaces

7/31/2015
Smog Threatens Visitors to U.S. National Parks: Report

Investigators found unhealthy ozone levels, haze plague many natural sanctuaries

7/15/2015
Wildfires May Spark Heart Hazards for Miles Around

Fine-particle pollution linked to cardiac arrests, heart attacks, study finds

7/15/2015
Hospitalization Rates Jump Near 'Fracking' Sites: Study

Researchers suggest exposure to toxins, high noise levels may help explain link

7/1/2015
Fireworks Can Spark Bump in Air Pollution, Study Finds

July Fourth favorites release small particles that can harm the lungs, scientists find

6/23/2015
6/23/2015
Climate Change a 'Medical Emergency' Posing Major Risks: Experts

International commission says 50 years of global health gains could be undone

6/19/2015
Ancient Teeth Show Signs of Indoor Air Pollution

Researchers discover traces of charcoal, likely from cave fires, in tartar

6/15/2015
'Green Space' at School May Help Kids Learn, Study Suggests

Expert says findings bolster the case for parks, playgrounds

6/5/2015
Autism Linked to Higher Smog Levels, Study Says

But no mechanism explains the link so far, and one expert expressed skepticism

6/3/2015
Rise in Deaths Even When Smog Is Below EPA Standard: Study

Experts say stricter air pollution regulations are needed

6/3/2015
'Fracking' Linked to Low Birth Weight Babies

Pregnant women who live near multiple natural gas wells tend to have smaller infants, research suggests

5/11/2015
Environmental Concerns Led to Jump in Cost of Asthma Inhalers: Study

Price of 'rescue' medication nearly doubled, researchers say

4/29/2015
4 in 10 Americans Breathe Unhealthy Air: Report

Some cities showed improvements in air quality, while others had their worst record ever

4/29/2015
Curbing School Bus Pollution Might Reduce Absences

Improved emission controls produced big benefits for students with asthma, study found

4/28/2015
Beijing Olympics Study Hints at Smog's Impact on Birth Weights

Babies born when pollution was controlled were about a half pound heavier

4/23/2015
Smog May Be Harming Your Brain

Tiny particles of pollution might shrink the brain and increase risk of 'silent' strokes, study contends

4/22/2015
For Earth Day, Turn Off the Faucet and the Ignition

Experts remind Americans to conserve their natural resources

4/17/2015
More Evidence of Long-Term Illness in 9/11 Responders

EMS workers join police, fire personnel still struggling with health problems, study finds

4/1/2015
Exercise Beneficial Even in Polluted Air: Study

Negative effects from pollution don't negate health gains from workouts, researchers say

3/25/2015
Prenatal Exposure to Pollutants May Spell Trouble for Kids

Small study found higher risk of ADHD symptoms, other thinking and behavioral problems

3/25/2015
Could Smoggy Air Raise Your Anxiety Level?

Possibly, one study suggests, while another links pollution to increased stroke risk

3/23/2015
Smog Plus Pollen May Mean Even More Sneezing

Higher levels of airborne ozone, nitrogen dioxide might boost potency of birch tree allergen: study

3/6/2015
Air Pollution Linked to Increased Stroke Risk, Study Says

Narrowed neck arteries more common in areas with higher levels of fine particulate matter

3/4/2015
Decrease in Air Pollution Tied to Healthier Lungs in Children

Long-term Los Angeles-area study finds kids' lungs develop better with less smog

2/16/2015
Moldy Homes May Mean More Asthma in Young Kids

Those with allergies at greatest asthma risk, study finds

2/13/2015
Pollution Exposure Peaks at Stop Lights, Study Finds

Air levels of tiny toxic particles were 29 times higher than when car was moving in traffic

2/3/2015
Mercury Air Pollution Reflected in Ocean Fish, Study Says

Concentrations in yellowfin tuna are rising nearly 4 percent a year

2/3/2015
58 Million Americans Exposed to Secondhand Smoke: CDC

Two out of five children breathing in passive smoke, study says