Air Pollution Health News

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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

5/4/2013
Trees Plus Man-Made Pollution Creates Smog, Study Suggests

Interaction between pollution and molecules produced by nature may lead to lung cancer, researchers say

4/30/2013
Secondhand Smoke Tied to Lower 'Good' Cholesterol in Teen Girls

Living with smokers may raise risk for heart disease, study suggests

4/29/2013
Sampling New York Subway Air for Science

Little difference in microbial population thanks to well-ventilated system, researchers say

4/24/2013
Many Americans Breathing Cleaner Air: Report

But some cities continue to have dangerously high levels of ozone and soot

4/23/2013
Air Pollution May Speed Hardening of Arteries

Study found people exposed to higher levels showed more thickening of vessels

4/9/2013
Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Might Raise Child's Cancer Risk: Study

But research needs replication before conclusions are drawn, experts say

3/29/2013
Traffic Smog Tied to Serious Birth Defects

California study found higher risk of spinal cord, brain disorders

3/29/2013
EPA Proposes Cleaner Fuel, Car Standards

Regulations will prevent thousands of early deaths, hospitalizations, agency says

3/18/2013
Health Tip: Take Care of Mold Problems

Here's how to clean it up properly

3/1/2013
City Kids Exposed to More Lead From Contaminated Dust in Summer

Scientists found that wind, humidity raise levels of airborne particles

2/20/2013
Smog May Boost Death Risk for Heart Attack Survivors

British study followed 150,000 patients after discharge from hospital

2/18/2013
Smoggy Air Tied to Heart Attacks: Study

Houston research tracked peaks in ozone, pollution levels

2/14/2013
Open Windows, Lower Risk for Preterm Birth: Study

Increased ventilation reduces exposure to secondhand smoke, chemicals, researchers say

2/7/2013
Exposure to Smog in Early Pregnancy Linked to Complications

High ozone levels during first trimester may raise risk of preemie birth, preeclampsia, study finds

2/6/2013
Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Tied to Tinier Babies

International study looked at more than 3 million births

1/25/2013
Lead Levels Down in U.S. Kids, But Asthma Cases Rising: EPA

Report looks at the environment's effect on children's health

1/16/2013
Airborne Toxins Down, But Overall Pollutant Levels Rising: EPA

Better technologies may bring cleaner air, but dumping of toxins onto land is rising, agency says

1/9/2013
Reductions in Wood-Burning Stoves Tied to Lower Death Rates

Australian study found air quality improved, especially boosting men's respiratory health

12/14/2012
EPA Lowers Permissible Soot Levels in Air

Change will save lives, as much as $9 billion annually, agency says

12/6/2012
Cleaner Air in U.S. Boosting Life Expectancy, Study Finds

Continuing to reduce fine particle air pollution prolongs survival, researchers say

11/26/2012
Study Sees Possible Link Between Air Pollution and Autism Risk

Infants in high-smog areas were more likely to develop the condition

11/25/2012
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Hazards Rise in Colder Weather

Heating devices such as fireplaces, furnaces, lanterns can emit deadly gas

11/22/2012
Secondhand Smoke Very Unhealthy for Kids in Cars: Study

Backseat exposure to polluted air is worse than in restaurants, bars, casinos

11/20/2012
Airport Smoking Areas Expose Travelers, Workers to Risk: CDC

Ventilating buildings and cleaning the air doesn't eliminate secondhand smoke exposure, study finds

11/16/2012
Living in Smoggy Areas May Reduce Seniors' Brainpower

Study tied high pollution to lower test scores for memory, language

11/8/2012
Most Accurate Climate Models Point to More Global Warming

NASA-funded study supports predictions of sharper rises in temperature

10/25/2012
Harmful Chemicals Found in Day Care Centers, Study Says

High levels of formaldehyde detected in California facilities

10/16/2012
When Adults Smoke in Cars, Child Passengers Suffer: Study

Even with window open or air conditioner on, kids still exposed to secondhand smoke

10/11/2012
Healthy Lungs May Keep Brain Running Smoothly

Swedish study found link between problem-solving ability, lung function

10/10/2012
Leaves Decay Faster in Warmer Temperatures, Scientists Say

Finding may advance research on climate change

10/4/2012
Lung Function Recovery Seen in People Exposed to World Trade Center Site

Breathing tests improved more for 9/11 rescue crews than nearby workers

9/21/2012
Health Tip: Improve Air Quality at Home

Eliminate sources of pollution

7/26/2012
Using Exhaust Fan on a Gas Stove Cuts Pollution: Study

Researchers also found cooking on back burners was better for air quality

7/25/2012
London Smog May Be Tough on Olympians

Pollution can worsen symptoms associated with exercise-induced asthma, experts say

7/18/2012
Reducing Ozone Limits Would Save Lives, Report States

Up to 2,480 deaths could have been averted if current standard was met, researchers say

7/12/2012
Health Tip: Protect Yourself From Wildfire Smoke Exposure

Stay inside and try to keep indoor air clean

7/12/2012
6/29/2012
Asthma Rates Higher Near Busy Highway

Researchers suspect emissions from vehicle may inflame the lungs

6/25/2012
Even Brief Ozone Exposure May Raise Fatal Heart Risk: Study

Air pollution claims 40,000 to 50,000 lives in U.S. each year

6/15/2012
EPA Proposes New Cuts on Levels of Soot in Air

Agency says the change will end up saving the nation money by cutting health care costs