Air Pollution Health News

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5/21/2012
Breathing Smog While Pregnant May Worsen Asthma in Offspring

Prenatal exposure linked to later lung dysfunction, researchers say

5/15/2012
Beijing's Olympic Smog Shows Pollution's Effect on Health

As air quality rose and fell, so did blood-clotting factors, study found

5/14/2012
Secondhand Smoke May Harm Heart Function

Just 30 minutes of exposure can damage the lining of the blood vessels, study shows

4/30/2012
Hot Weather's Return Brings Ozone Warnings

Kids, seniors most vulnerable to ozone exposure, experts say

4/25/2012
Leaded Gas Exposure Linked to Later Violence: Study

Rise in assault rates traced back to contaminated city air

4/25/2012
Air Quality Improving in Many U.S. Cities: Report

Even Los Angeles showed lowest smog levels in more than a decade, data found

4/18/2012
EPA to Cut Air Pollution from Natural Gas 'Fracking'

First-ever standards for controversial industry should cut smog, but environmentalists say more can be done

4/18/2012
More Smog Might Mean More Hospitalizations

In New England, Medicare patients from more-polluted areas were more apt to need care

3/29/2012
People Stir Up Millions of Bacteria When Entering a Room: Study

Findings might help efforts to improve indoor air quality, researchers say

3/22/2012
Breathing Smog in Pregnancy Linked to Child's Behavior Problems

Study found with moms' higher exposure, kids were likelier to have anxiety, depression at age 6

3/19/2012
Secondhand Smoke in Childhood Linked to Lung Disease Years Later

Study found it nearly doubled risk for breathing condition

3/11/2012
Gas Engines May Be Dirtier Than Diesels in One Respect

Researchers trace most secondary aerosol pollution back to gasoline-powered vehicles

2/14/2012
Short-Term Exposure to Smog May Up Odds of Heart Attack

Large review looked at pollutants such as carbon monoxide and ozone

2/13/2012
Smog May Harm Women's Brains: Study

The more air pollution they were exposed to, the greater their mental decline

2/6/2012
Fewer Teens Exposed to Tobacco Smoke in Cars: Report

But researchers add that too many are still breathing in secondhand smoke while in vehicles

1/6/2012
Smog Tied to Raised Risk of Chronic Illness in Black Women

Study showed more type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure as exposure rose

12/20/2011
Buildup of Newer Flame Retardants Concerns Scientists

Chemicals increasing in atmosphere at surprising rate, researchers say

12/7/2011
Expert Panel Pinpoints Environmental Culprits in Breast Cancer

Unneeded radiation, hormone therapy, alcohol raise risk but hair dye, cellphones appear safe, report says

11/15/2011
9/11 First Responders May Face Greater Heart Risks

Exposure to toxic dust cloud might lead to hardening of the arteries, study suggests

11/14/2011
Exposure to Toxic Solvents Linked to Parkinson's Disease

Lifetime jobs, hobbies involving these chemicals raised risk, study says

11/10/2011
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Could Fall as Population Ages

The elderly may help curb trend because they will fly and drive less, scientists say

11/7/2011
Studies Suggest Link Between Smog, Joint Disease

More rheumatoid arthritis in those exposed to certain air pollutants, researchers say

10/19/2011
Health Tip: Feeling the Effects of Air Pollution

Here's how you may be affected

10/13/2011
Globally, 2 Million Deaths a Year Linked to Smoky Stoves

People in developing nations most at risk from fumes from cooking, heating units, experts say

10/11/2011
Environmental Toxins Linked to Hardening of Arteries

Certain pollutants, even if banned, can still linger and cause damage to major heart vessels, study says

10/7/2011
Traffic-Related Pollution Tied to Raised Risk of Preemie Birth

Certain toxins may boost risk by up to 30%, California study finds

9/21/2011
Japan Reactor Fallout Reached San Francisco Bay Area: Study

But, radioactivity level was very low, posed no health risk, researchers report

9/21/2011
Traffic Pollution May Raise Short-Term Heart Attack Risk

Effect only lasts up to 6 hours, seems to affect mainly those already at risk, study suggests

9/7/2011
Toxic After-Effects Still Haunt 9/11 Responders

Cancer links are seen among the many ills that have surfaced since the Twin Towers fell

9/2/2011
Climate Change May Trigger More Asthma Emergencies

Some areas may see kids' ER visits jump 10%, researchers say

9/2/2011
9/11 Responders, Workers Still Suffer an Excess of Illnesses

Studies found many had some kind of physical, mental health problem nine years later

8/15/2011
Radiation From Japan Reached California Coast in Just Days

Level apparently harmless, but study provides insight into pollution's travel

7/25/2011
Health Tip: Keep Air Healthy at Home

And help prevent breathing problems

7/20/2011
Breathing Problems Strike Soldiers Returning From Iraq

Exposure to some unknown toxin in the air could be the cause, experts say

6/24/2011
Stress May Worsen Lung Function in Kids Breathing Dirty Air

Traffic pollution combined with stressful home contribute to respiratory problems, study finds

6/23/2011
Smoke From Wildfires in Southwest May Be Health Hazard

People with asthma, other respiratory ailments urged to stay inside, keep windows closed

6/21/2011
Years of Air Pollution May Be Tied to Uncontrolled Asthma

Poorer disease control associated with levels of ozone, particulate matter, study finds

6/16/2011
Lung Health of Police Responders From 9/11 Called 'Encouraging'

10 years later, 95% of officers show no extra decline in pulmonary function, study finds

6/10/2011
City Pavement Affects Weather, Boosting Smog: Study

Urban development can alter wind patterns, causing buildup of pollutants, researchers say

6/3/2011
Health Tip: What's Polluting My Indoor Air?

Here's a list of common culprits

5/16/2011
Chemical in Smoke May Pose Health Risk

Isocyanic acid released from cooking fires, cigarettes, wildfires, researchers find

5/11/2011
Shed Skin in Dust May Reduce Indoor Air Pollution

Antioxidant in flakes of human skin helps lower ozone levels, researchers say

5/4/2011
Treating Kids for Environmental Ills Costs U.S. $76B a Year

Left unchecked, pollution, chemicals, other toxins will continue to push health costs skyward, researchers say

4/27/2011
Report: California Cities Have Worst Air Pollution in U.S.

But the country's 25 smoggiest cities have all improved since last year's review, researchers say

4/11/2011
Emissions Trap Cuts Harmful Diesel Pollution

Filters could help prevent heart attacks and strokes, researchers say

3/31/2011
Despite Radiation in Japan, Little Shift in Americans' Views on Nuke Power: Poll

Many respondents acknowledge health concerns, but believe plants can be made safer

3/31/2011
Polluted Air Another Danger to U.S. Troops in Iraq

Study suggests it might cause long-term respiratory, cardiovascular problems

3/24/2011
High Smog Levels Might Threaten Lung Transplant Success

Study found exposure doubled risk of rejection, death in patients

3/16/2011
EPA Proposes Tougher Air Pollution Rules for Power Plants

Guidelines could prevent 120,000 cases of childhood asthma and thousands of deaths, heart attacks yearly, agency says

3/8/2011
Report Spells Out Harms of Coal Power Plants

American Lung Association sounds call for cleanup in advance of EPA deadline