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Topic: Pollution, Air

9/29/2015

 

Smog Linked to Organ Rejection, Deaths in Lung Transplant Patients
But some antibiotics seem to reduce the risk, researchers find

9/16/2015

 

Heating, Cooking Are Top Contributors to Air-Pollution Deaths Worldwide
Agriculture also accounts for significant proportion, study says

9/15/2015

 

Air Pollution Exposure May Boost Risk of Early Death
Fine toxic particles are absorbed deep into lungs and blood, researchers say

9/11/2015

 

Coal Ash Contains High Levels of Radioactivity: Study
End product from coal-fired plants may pose hazard to health and environment

8/17/2015

 

City Grime Releases Pollutant When Exposed to Sunlight: Study
Scientists had believed harmful chemicals became inactive when trapped in grime on urban surfaces

7/31/2015

 

Smog Threatens Visitors to U.S. National Parks: Report
Investigators found unhealthy ozone levels, haze plague many natural sanctuaries

7/15/2015

 

Wildfires May Spark Heart Hazards for Miles Around
Fine-particle pollution linked to cardiac arrests, heart attacks, study finds

7/15/2015

 

Hospitalization Rates Jump Near 'Fracking' Sites: Study
Researchers suggest exposure to toxins, high noise levels may help explain link

7/1/2015

 

Fireworks Can Spark Bump in Air Pollution, Study Finds
July Fourth favorites release small particles that can harm the lungs, scientists find

6/23/2015

 

Health Tip: When Air Is Unhealthy
Stay indoors

6/23/2015

 

Climate Change a 'Medical Emergency' Posing Major Risks: Experts
International commission says 50 years of global health gains could be undone

6/19/2015

 

Ancient Teeth Show Signs of Indoor Air Pollution
Researchers discover traces of charcoal, likely from cave fires, in tartar

6/15/2015

 

'Green Space' at School May Help Kids Learn, Study Suggests
Expert says findings bolster the case for parks, playgrounds

6/5/2015

 

Autism Linked to Higher Smog Levels, Study Says
But no mechanism explains the link so far, and one expert expressed skepticism

6/3/2015

 

'Fracking' Linked to Low Birth Weight Babies
Pregnant women who live near multiple natural gas wells tend to have smaller infants, research suggests

6/3/2015

 

Rise in Deaths Even When Smog Is Below EPA Standard: Study
Experts say stricter air pollution regulations are needed

5/11/2015

 

Environmental Concerns Led to Jump in Cost of Asthma Inhalers: Study
Price of 'rescue' medication nearly doubled, researchers say

4/29/2015

 

4 in 10 Americans Breathe Unhealthy Air: Report
Some cities showed improvements in air quality, while others had their worst record ever

4/29/2015

 

Curbing School Bus Pollution Might Reduce Absences
Improved emission controls produced big benefits for students with asthma, study found

4/28/2015

 

Beijing Olympics Study Hints at Smog's Impact on Birth Weights
Babies born when pollution was controlled were about a half pound heavier

4/23/2015

 

Smog May Be Harming Your Brain
Tiny particles of pollution might shrink the brain and increase risk of 'silent' strokes, study contends

4/22/2015

 

For Earth Day, Turn Off the Faucet and the Ignition
Experts remind Americans to conserve their natural resources

4/17/2015

 

More Evidence of Long-Term Illness in 9/11 Responders
EMS workers join police, fire personnel still struggling with health problems, study finds

4/1/2015

 

Exercise Beneficial Even in Polluted Air: Study
Negative effects from pollution don't negate health gains from workouts, researchers say

3/25/2015

 

Could Smoggy Air Raise Your Anxiety Level?
Possibly, one study suggests, while another links pollution to increased stroke risk

3/25/2015

 

Prenatal Exposure to Pollutants May Spell Trouble for Kids
Small study found higher risk of ADHD symptoms, other thinking and behavioral problems

3/23/2015

 

Smog Plus Pollen May Mean Even More Sneezing
Higher levels of airborne ozone, nitrogen dioxide might boost potency of birch tree allergen: study

3/6/2015

 

Air Pollution Linked to Increased Stroke Risk, Study Says
Narrowed neck arteries more common in areas with higher levels of fine particulate matter

3/4/2015

 

Decrease in Air Pollution Tied to Healthier Lungs in Children
Long-term Los Angeles-area study finds kids' lungs develop better with less smog

2/16/2015

 

Moldy Homes May Mean More Asthma in Young Kids
Those with allergies at greatest asthma risk, study finds

2/13/2015

 

Pollution Exposure Peaks at Stop Lights, Study Finds
Air levels of tiny toxic particles were 29 times higher than when car was moving in traffic

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

2/3/2015

 

Mercury Air Pollution Reflected in Ocean Fish, Study Says
Concentrations in yellowfin tuna are rising nearly 4 percent a year

2/3/2015

 

58 Million Americans Exposed to Secondhand Smoke: CDC
Two out of five children breathing in passive smoke, study says

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

12/18/2014

 

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

 

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

10/21/2014

 

Teen Sisters Develop Ways to Measure Lung, Heart Damage
Electronic stethoscope amplifies sounds of breathing changes, thickening of heart muscle

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

1/27/2014

 

Long-Term Exposure to Pollutants Ups Coronary Event Risk
Increased risk even at levels below European limits of 25 µg/m³ for PM2.5 and 40 µg/m³ for PM10

1/22/2014

 

Cheap Chinese Goods May Mean More Smog in the United States
American consumers must shoulder some of the blame, researchers say

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

11/11/2013

 

ASN: Particulate Matter at Ground Zero, Albuminuria Linked
For first responders, significant linear trend between exposure level, albumin-to-creatinine ratio

10/16/2013

 

Ambient Air Pollution Linked to Low Birth Weight at Term
Reduction in PM2.5 concentration to 10µg/m³ could decrease low birth weight by 22 percent

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

8/8/2013

 

Burning Incense Generates Harmful Air Pollutants
Also produces an inflammatory response in lung cells

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

7/10/2013

 

Particulate Air Pollutants Linked to Lung Cancer Risk
Second study shows link between gaseous, particulate pollutants, heart failure hospitalization, death

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

 

Study Links Autism to Perinatal Exposure to Air Pollutants
Significant links for pollutants, including diesel, mercury; links stronger for boys than girls

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

5/21/2013

 

ATS: Air, Noise Pollution May Raise Cardiovascular Risk
Exposure to particulate matter, nighttime noise from traffic linked to subclinical atherosclerosis

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

5/20/2013

 

Noise, Dirty Air May Be Double Whammy for the Heart
Both pollution sources associated with hardening of arteries, study suggests

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

5/3/2013

 

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

4/25/2013

 

Air Pollution Linked to Marker of Atherosclerosis
Greater exposure to air pollution associated with greater increases in artery thickness

4/24/2013

 

Many Americans Breathing Cleaner Air: Report
But some cities continue to have dangerously high levels of ozone and soot

4/24/2013

 

American Lung Association Stresses Clean Air Act Benefits
Despite uptick in short-term unhealthy air days, across the nation, year-round pollution declines

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

4/9/2013

 

AACR: ALL, Other Pediatric Cancers Linked to Air Pollution
Exposure to contaminants during pregnancy, early life are tied to increased risk

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

2/21/2013

 

Air Pollution Ups Mortality Rate Post-ACS Hospitalization
Higher levels of PM2.5 linked to increased mortality, after full adjustment

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

 

Ozone Levels, PM2.5 Linked to Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Exposure to ozone at short time scales and on day of event linked to increased risk

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