Air Pollution Health News

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5/14/2009
Global Warming Biggest Health Threat of 21st Century, Experts Say

Public health officials call on their own to tackle issue

4/29/2009
More Than Half of Americans Living with Dirty Air

Survey finds many cities have dangerously high levels of pollution

4/22/2009
Staying Slim Is Good for the Environment

Sustaining heavier people produces more greenhouse gases, researchers say

4/17/2009
Secondhand Smoke Quickly Affects Blood Vessels

As little as 10 minutes of exposure changes cardiovascular function, researchers say

4/9/2009
Air Pollution Exposure May Slow Fetal Growth

Study suggests that toxins alter cell activity and cut oxygen to baby

4/1/2009
Living Near Major Road May Boost Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

And women closest to traffic were 63 percent more likely to develop the disease, study says

3/30/2009
Health Tip: Breathe Fresh Air at Home

Improve the quality of indoor air

3/13/2009
Traffic Jams Harm the Heart

Study finds chances of heart attack triples in first hour afterward

3/12/2009
Clear Skies Have Become Less So Over Time, Data Show

U.S. researchers find aerosol levels have diminished visibility

3/11/2009
Ozone Pollution Taking Toll on American Lives

Breathing in smog heightens lung, heart risks, report finds

3/5/2009
Mom Was Right: Eat Your Broccoli

Study finds substance in sprouts cuts inflammation linked to asthma, heart disease

3/2/2009
City Kids Find the Breathin' Is Easier Elsewhere

Mild asthma symptoms fall after just a week away, study finds

2/26/2009
Babies Born in High Pollen Months at Wheezing Risk

Findings may clarify why fall and winter infants more likely to develop asthma

2/17/2009
Prenatal Exposure to Traffic Pollution May Lead to Asthma

Environment can boost mutations in genes, study says

2/5/2009
Lung Problems Persist for 9/11 Responders

Nearly a quarter still have breathing problems, study finds

2/4/2009
Health Tip: Safe Use of a Generator

Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

1/29/2009
St. Louis Ranked America's 'Asthma Capital'

Air pollution, lax smoking laws make it this year's worst city for asthmatics, experts say

1/21/2009
Cleaner Air Equals Longer Life

Study shows drops in fine-particle pollution correlate with increases in life expectancy

1/21/2009
EPA Alerts Seniors to Carbon Monoxide Dangers

Winter heating season prompts tips on how to avoid most common cause of poisoning in U.S.

1/13/2009
Health Tip: Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Steps to protect your home and family

1/10/2009
When It's Cold Outside, Be Careful Inside With Heaters

1 in 6 house fires are blamed on faulty heating equipment

12/26/2008
Climate Change May Boost Contact With Pollutants

Exposure to elevated ozone levels associated with increased hospital admissions

12/19/2008
Almost Half of Kids Still Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

Survey says that despite progress, more is needed to clean up air in homes, cars

12/16/2008
Small Doses of Carbon Monoxide Might Help Stroke Victims

Mouse study showed it reduced brain damage after attack

12/2/2008
Health Tip: Using a Carbon Monoxide Detector

What to do if the alarm sounds

11/30/2008
Heavy Traffic Can Be Heartbreaking

Exposure to air pollution is linked to hardening of the arteries

11/12/2008
Vest Monitors 'Individual' Air Pollution

Researchers in Detroit say it detected additional cardiovascular damage

11/3/2008
Rainy Areas in U.S. Show Higher Autism Rates

Researchers note that environmental toxins might trigger genetic vulnerability

10/21/2008
Health Tip: Breathing Polluted Air

Suggestions to minimize symptoms

9/9/2008
Air Pollution Harms Patients After Heart Attack

Particles can cripple heart's electrical functioning, researchers say

8/28/2008
Cadmium Exposure Tied to Lung Disease

Found in cigarette smoke, fertilizers, even low levels of the metal can double risk

8/27/2008
Mistaken Beliefs About Cancer Abound

Global survey says many inflate environmental risks, downplay behaviors that count

8/25/2008
One-Third of Schools Built in Air Pollution Danger Zones

Unhealthy proximity to major roads is public health concern future planners should address

8/25/2008
Long-Term Exposure to Incense Raises Cancer Risk

Rates of respiratory tract cancers increase, lung cancer incidence does not, study finds

8/18/2008
Newly Discovered Air Pollutants May Cause Lung Problems

Cancer, cardiopulmonary diseases might be tied to persistent free radicals, study says

8/14/2008
How Long-Distance Runners Get to the Finish

Successful ones can control their heart rate, study finds

8/13/2008
Air Pollution Can Damage Heart, Blood Vessels, Too

Beijing Olympics focuses attention on health problems outside the lungs, researchers say

8/1/2008
1976 Italian Dioxin Release Damaged Babies' Thyroids

Women living near Seveso disaster were 6 times more likely to deliver infants with problems

6/19/2008
Traffic Pollution Puts Kids at Higher Allergy Risk

Those living closer to busy streets were 50% more likely to develop symptoms

5/23/2008
Carbon Monoxide May Help Bypass Surgery Patients

Low doses of gas found in car exhaust provides anti-inflammatory effects in lungs

5/21/2008
Some Iraq War Vets Suffer Breathing Problems

Many cases linked to sulfur mine fire near Mosul in 2003

5/19/2008
Firefighters May Face Higher Risk of Bladder Cancer

Long-term exposure to smoke, chemicals boosts odds, but routine screening could help

5/14/2008
Pollution Particles Impair Blood Vessel Function

Study finds pressure readings rise, urges broader public action to curb effects

5/13/2008
No Link Between Coarse Air Pollution, Hospitalizations

Finding might impact EPA's clean air regulations, researchers say

5/12/2008
Air Pollution Linked to Blood Clots in Legs

Study suggests dirty air may be even more dangerous than previously thought

5/7/2008
Cleaner Air May Threaten Amazon Rainforest

Reducing sulphur dioxide emissions linked to increasing risk of drought, scientists say

4/25/2008
U.S. Air Pollution Standards Don't Protect Asthmatic Kids

Children suffer even when pollutants fall below acceptable levels, study finds

4/4/2008
Radon: The Silent Home Invader That Can Kill

But simple tests and corrective actions can banish the carcinogenic gas

3/20/2008
Smog's Origins Get Clearer

A key chemical reaction helps form ozone haze, scientists say

3/19/2008
Environmental Toxins, Radiation May Be Tied to Breast Cancer

Exposure to plasticizers and other chemicals in childhood may hike adult cancer risks, report says