Air Pollution Health News

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2/24/2011
Coffee, Sex, Smog Can All Trigger Heart Attack, Study Finds

Even a small rise in risk can end up causing many deaths when spread across the population

2/18/2011
Study Finds Widespread Trauma in Wake of BP Oil Spill

Discovery indicates need for broader outreach to victims of environmental disasters, expert says

1/21/2011
HEPA Filter May Improve Air Near Wood-Burning Stoves

Indoor pollution and cardiovascular health risks lower when filter was in use, study finds

1/4/2011
Smog Contributes to Dangerous Heart Rhythm Disorders

Study found detectable changes in heart's electrical system after exposure to polluted air

12/27/2010
Carbon Monoxide May Be Greater Threat in Winter

This odorless gas causes 4,000 hospitalizations in U.S. each year, doctors say

12/17/2010
Smokers' Former Homes May Retain Tobacco Toxins

Residues in walls, ceilings could pose harm to new residents, study finds

10/28/2010
Scientists Raise Concerns About Flame Retardants

Chemicals used in wide range of consumer products may be harmful to health, need more study, they warn

10/21/2010
Air Pollution Ups Risk of Chronic Lung Disease: Study

Danish researchers find that low levels contribute to odds of developing severe COPD

9/24/2010
Air Pollution Raises Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Study

Rate rose even when spikes in fine particle levels were below EPA safety threshold, researchers find

9/14/2010
Health Tip: Detecting Indoor Air Pollutants

Here are potential symptoms

9/3/2010
Exposure to Violence May Aggravate Asthma, Study Finds

Researchers link stress of inner-city life to increased hospitalizations

8/16/2010
Inhaling Ultra-Fine Particles May Raise Firefighters' Heart Risks

More consistent use of protective gear recommended by researchers

8/16/2010
Gulf Oil Spill Still a Health Threat to Many, Researchers Report

Docs need to look for evidence of toxicity among clean-up workers and others in coastal communities

7/22/2010
Can Ozone Cause Heart Attacks?

In tests with rats, smog component appeared to trigger death of heart cells, study says

7/18/2010
Traffic Pollution Linked to Risk Factor for Sudden Cardiac Death

High exposures tied to reduced heart rate variability in those with lung, heart disease, researchers find

7/5/2010
City Cycling Seems to Have More Upsides Than Down

Parking the car, hopping on a bike helps health and environment, study finds

6/18/2010
6/16/2010
Air Pollution Tied to Breathing Problems in Sleep

Rising temperature may also play a role, study finds

6/10/2010
Is It Safe to Go in the Gulf Coast's Water?

Experts are divided on the health risks posed by the oil and tar balls washing up on beaches

6/3/2010
Gulf Oil Spill Workers Report Health Problems

Flu-like symptoms range from chest pain to dizziness, nausea and headaches

5/18/2010
Lost Sense of Smell Noted Among Ground Zero Workers Post-9/11

Inability to detect noxious fumes adds to ongoing health risks

5/17/2010
'Vine That Ate the South' Could Also Boost Smog Levels

Fast-growing kudzu plant affects soil, potentially increasing ozone pollution, scientists warn

5/10/2010
Air Pollution Raises Risk of Heart Disease, Death

Danger comes from microscopic contaminants from fuel combustion, report says

4/28/2010
Air Quality Better in Northeast, Midwest

But report finds 175 million people still exposed to dangerous levels of smog and soot

4/22/2010
Traffic Seems to Make Kids' Asthma Worse

Analysis of Atlanta data links pollutants to ER visits

4/21/2010
Weather Might Influence Prostate Cancer

Cold climate's effect on pollutants may explain why, study suggests

4/9/2010
Schools Near High-Traffic Areas Increase Kids' Asthma Risks

Exposure to air-polluted environment impacts children's health, researchers say

4/7/2010
9/11 Rescue Workers Suffered Permanent Lung Damage

Many Trade Center first responders still struggle with wheezing, shortness of breath, study finds

3/24/2010
What's Cookin'? It Could Be Air Pollution

Yummy commercial food smells contain noxious gases, researchers say

3/22/2010
Pesticide Labels Too Vague

Conditions for safe use need spelling out, research suggests

3/13/2010
Air Pollution Slows Women's Marathon Times

Men aren't significantly hindered, researchers say

3/5/2010
Years of Exposure to Traffic Pollution Raises Blood Pressure

Findings may explain link between breathing in dirty air and heart problems

3/2/2010
U.S. Pays a Price for Dirty Air

Excessive levels of pollution affect health care costs, report finds

2/1/2010
Health Tip: Have Clean Air at Home

Limit indoor pollution

1/20/2010
Asian Air May Be Worsening Ozone Over U.S.

Experts say springtime levels a few miles up are on the rise

1/7/2010
EPA Unveils Stricter Smog Standards

Move would improve air quality and benefit people with asthma, heart and lung disease, among others, agency says

1/6/2010
Smog Standards Need Tightening, Activists Say

Improved air quality would especially benefit those with lung, heart conditions, advocates say

12/28/2009
Health Tip: Protect Yourself From Air Pollution

What to do when the air outside is dirty

12/23/2009
Pollution May Boost Pneumonia Risk for Seniors

Long-term exposure to dirty air doubled likelihood of respiratory infection, study found

12/7/2009
EPA: Greenhouse Gases Hazardous to Your Health

Announcement comes as big global warming conference begins in Copenhagen

12/4/2009
Smaller Airports May Endanger Health

California research finds higher pollution levels, though risks are unclear

11/27/2009
More Foot Power, Less Car Pollution Best for Health

Walking and cycling plus low-emission vehicles may reduce future disease burden, researchers say

11/24/2009
Traffic, Dust Linked to Asthma in Kids

Exposure in infancy may lead to persistent wheezing, study finds

11/11/2009
Main Ingredients in Household Dust Come From Outdoors

Arsenic and other particles tracked indoors can be harmful, researchers warn

11/6/2009
Wood Fires Can Harm the Youngest Lungs

Exposed infants more susceptible to bronchiolitis, study finds

11/6/2009
Thyroid Cancer Higher in Volcanic Areas

Study finds exposure to toxic compounds may explain the increased cases

11/3/2009
World Trade Center Workers Twice as Likely to Have Asthma

Rates continued to rise for several years after the attacks, study shows

10/15/2009
Smog Tougher on the Obese

Study finds sharp hikes in blood pressure when overweight, air pollution combine

10/5/2009
Air Pollution May Cause Appendicitis: Study

Researchers say cases go up in the warm-weather months when ozone is highest

9/29/2009
Could the Recession Be Good for Your Health?

Life expectancy rose during the Great Depression, study shows