Air Pollution Health News

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2/3/2015
Workers May Be Afraid to Discuss Job-Related Asthma

People seem to be worried about how disease might affect their employment, income, experts say

1/20/2015
Test Your Home for Radon: EPA

The naturally occurring gas is tied to 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. each year, agency says

1/2/2015
Indoor Wood-Burning Can Affect Air Quality

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency offers tips to lessen fire's health impact

12/29/2014
Pollution Plagues Annual Pilgrimage to Mecca

Air quality worsens at Saudi Arabian city, study finds

12/18/2014
Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk

Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small

11/26/2014
EPA Issues Tougher Rules on Ozone Emissions

Health experts praised the new limits, but industry advocates said they aren't needed

11/17/2014
Could Wine, Chocolate Help Shield Your Heart From Smog?

Researchers say air pollution's effects lessened in older men who consumed flavonoids, but more research needed

11/17/2014
Air Pollution May Be Linked to Higher Rates of Kidney Disease

Study found other risk factors, including age and diabetes, don't fully explain variations in rates

11/5/2014
ADHD Linked to Expectant Moms' Smog Exposure

Traffic and fossil fuels for heat, electricity biggest factors, study suggests

10/24/2014
Could Air Pollutants Raise a Child's Autism Risk?

Chromium, styrene implicated in preliminary study

10/21/2014
Teen Sisters Develop Ways to Measure Lung, Heart Damage

Electronic stethoscope amplifies sounds of breathing changes, thickening of heart muscle

10/21/2014
Living With a Smoker Like Living in a Polluted City: Study

Air-particle levels in smoking households almost 10 times higher than nonsmoking homes

10/21/2014
Traffic Pollution May Be a Risk While Pregnant

Reduced lung function seen in children at age 4, study says

10/13/2014
Sudden Cardiac Death a Risk for Women Living Near Major Roads: Study

May be as big a factor as smoking, obesity and poor eating habits, research suggests

10/1/2014
Living Near a Highway May Be Bad for Your Blood Pressure

Traffic pollution, noise might be linked to raised risk, researchers say

9/12/2014
Traffic Pollution Linked to Higher Levels of Obesity Hormone

Findings could help explain association between dirty air, risk for heart disease, researchers say

9/11/2014
Minority Neighborhoods Face Greater Exposure to Air Pollution

Researchers tracked areas in 6 states to find Hispanic communities get highest exposure

8/21/2014
Air in U.S. Cities Getting Cleaner, EPA Says

Levels of many toxins, pollutants have been lowered since 1990, according to the agency

6/23/2014
Smog Controls Tied to Fewer Lung Disease Deaths in N.C.

Study of 20 years of data suggests federal mandates on cleaner air had positive impact on health

6/2/2014
Obama Moves to Cut Power Plant Emissions

Reducing carbon pollution would boost health, backers say; GOP lawmakers, some business leaders skeptical of plan

5/19/2014
Children's Asthma Linked to Air Pollution in 2nd Trimester: Study

Preliminary research finds timing of exposure an important element

5/8/2014
Climate Change Will Make Breathing in Summer Harder: Study

As weather warms, some areas in U.S. will have many high ozone days

5/7/2014
Could Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels Strip Foods of Some Nutrients?

Study suggests significant decline in amounts of zinc, iron as CO2 becomes more abundant in the atmosphere

4/15/2014
Nonwhites Exposed to More Air Pollution: Study

More nitrogen dioxide from exhaust fumes, power plants could mean increased deaths from heart disease, researchers say

3/27/2014
Traffic Smog Tied to Hospital Stays for White Kids With Asthma

Among black kids in study, other factors appeared to play bigger role in asthma rehospitalizations

3/13/2014
More Evidence Environmental Exposures Contribute to Autism

Where birth defects increased, so did diagnoses of the developmental disorder, study showed

3/3/2014
EPA Sets Tougher Auto Fuel, Emissions Standards

Move would lower sulfur and other pollutants in gas, require cleaner engine technology

2/8/2014
Old Wood Stoves a Costly Way to Keep Warm, Experts Say

Newer heating units use one-third less wood and produce 60 percent less air pollution than older models

1/22/2014
Smog Linked to Higher Heart Attack Risk

Findings from European study support tighter air-quality guidelines, researchers say

1/21/2014
Cheap Chinese Goods May Mean More Smog in U.S., Study Finds

American consumers must shoulder some of the blame, researchers say

1/16/2014
Health Tip: Pay Attention to Air Pollution

Avoid outdoors when air quality is poor

11/19/2013
Air Pollution Linked to Dry Eye Syndrome in Study

High rates of both seen in most major U.S. cities

11/11/2013
Signs of Early Kidney Damage Found in Some 9/11 Responders

Researchers say those who were exposed longest to polluted air at Ground Zero were most affected

10/15/2013
Lower Smog Levels Tied to Lower Birth Weights

Pregnant women's exposure to air pollution from traffic, industry still too high, European study finds

10/14/2013
High Smog Levels Tied to Serious Heart Problems

European study author calls for lower air-pollution threshold

10/8/2013
Smog, Stressed Mom May Raise Risk of Behavior Woes in Kids

Exposure to a combination of the two in the womb is worse than either alone, study suggests

10/8/2013
More Deaths Among Older People During Economic Upswings: Study

Effect seen in both middle age and retirement in analysis of 19 nations

9/13/2013
Car Ventilation Settings May Reduce Exposure to Pollution

'Recirculate' is the best choice to escape the smog, researchers say

8/12/2013
Cutting Soot, Methane Will Benefit Climate Less Than Predicted: Study

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions will do more to stem global warming, researchers say

8/6/2013
Indoor Incense Triggers Lung Cell Inflammation, Study Shows

Researchers say this practice can cause response similar to secondhand cigarette smoke

7/23/2013
Poll: U.S. Adults Support Smoking Ban in Cars With Kids

3 of 4 also agree homes of children with asthma, other lung problems should be smoke-free

7/12/2013
2 Million Deaths a Year Could Be Due to Air Pollution: Study

Rises in ozone caused by humans mostly to blame, researchers say

7/11/2013
Smoggy Days May Raise Your Odds for Burst Appendix

Study found the risk rose by up to 22 percent after consecutive high-ozone days

7/10/2013
Smog Tied to Higher Risk of Lung Cancer, Heart Failure

Even low pollution levels linked to harmful effects in studies

6/28/2013
Trees May Save a Life Each Year in Big Cities

U.S. Forest Service measured pollution-busting impact of 'urban forests'

6/18/2013
Polluted Air Linked to Autism Risk

Pregnant women who live with smog at higher risk, but experts caution the finding is not definitive

5/20/2013
Noise, Dirty Air May Be Double Whammy for the Heart

Both pollution sources associated with hardening of arteries, study suggests

5/20/2013
Living Near Major Roadways in Pregnancy Tied to Respiratory Woes in Children

Infants may have higher risk for conditions like pneumonia, study found

5/14/2013
Living Near Heavy Traffic May Harm Kidney Function

Polluted air can lower organ's filtering ability, new research suggests

5/14/2013
'Nonsmoking' Hotel Rooms May Not Fully Protect Guests

Partial smoking bans still left study participants with signs of tobacco exposure