Category Archives: Health Effects of Air Pollution

Study Shows Air Pollution Makes Genetic Changes in the Brain

There’s little question that air pollution is toxic for the human body. Studies have shown that particulate matter in the air can lead to lung disease, heart disease, strokes, and lung cancer. But researchers thought the brain might be protected due to … Continue reading

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The health effect of air pollution from traffic

What would happen if all petrol and diesel-powered vehicles were removed from a smaller European city? Up to 4% of all premature deaths could be prevented, according to a new study from Lund University in Sweden. The researchers used Malmö, … Continue reading

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Pollution and Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder causing dementia, abnormal brain functions, and complete dependence on others in the long run. It was named after Dr. Alois Alzheimer, a neurologist. Several categorizations are developed based on the parameters such as severity … Continue reading

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Nanoparticles may be linked to early first period in Korea: study

Exposure to air pollution, particularly to nanoparticles classified as PM2.5, may cause early first periods among young girls, which is known to increase one’s risk of developing other health conditions, such as breast cancer and early menopause, a new study … Continue reading

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Ozone exposure at birth increases risk of asthma development

A long-term study of the health of Canadian children has found that exposure to ozone (O3), a common air pollutant, at birth was associated with an 82 percent increased risk of developing asthma by age three. The study, which was … Continue reading

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Blood pressure risk for children exposed to air pollution in womb

Children exposed to air pollution when in the womb are more likely to have high blood pressure, researchers have found. They believe that tiny particles from car exhausts and factories can cross the placenta and cause long-term harm. Their study … Continue reading

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Study: Street-level air pollution increases health risk among elderly

A new study published today in the journal Environmental Health shows that differences in traffic-related air pollution are associated with higher rates of heart attacks and deaths from heart disease in the elderly. Scientists from Environmental Defense Fund and Kaiser … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to increases in crime

Several reports reveal how pollution affects behaviour Air pollution can directly affect behaviour and dramatically increase crime levels, a series of studies conducted over several years have proven. While the impact of bad air on human health is well-documented, “there is … Continue reading

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