Category Archives: Health Effects of Air Pollution

Researchers show how air pollution may cause chronic sinusitis

Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a 12-week or longer condition during which the sinuses get infected or irritated, become swollen, are severely congested and secrete mucus into the throat. CRS also can cause facial pain, pressure and loss of smell, and … Continue reading

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Doctors, air pollution experts forecast worsening health effects of wildfire smoke

Advice for a five-day episode doesn’t work when you’re talking about an entire potential season Health experts warn that a shift in mindset and new solutions are needed as exposure to smoke from bigger wildfires becomes a regular occurrence. While … Continue reading

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Particles from Paints, Pesticides Have Deadly Impact

Air pollution triggered by use of common chemicals, fuels may kill 10 times more people than previously recognized Hundreds of thousands of people around the world die too soon every year because of exposure to air pollution caused by our … Continue reading

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Doctors issue official guidance on effects of air pollution and bushfire smoke on pregnant people

Information should serve as ‘wake-up call’ that action on climate change is needed to protect people and their children New patient resources warning of the dangers of air pollution and bushfire smoke to pregnant people or those planning to conceive … Continue reading

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Londoners say asthma is triggered by toxic air pollution

More than 300,000 Londoners have said that their asthma is triggered by toxic air pollution as Sadiq Khan today doubles down on his commitment to expand the Ultra-Low Emission Zone. New research from Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation … Continue reading

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Urban areas with high levels of air pollution may increase risk of childhood obesity

A study of more than 2,000 children in Sabadell (Barcelona, Spain) associates these three environmental factors with higher body mass index Children living in urban areas with high levels of air pollution, noise and traffic may be at higher risk … Continue reading

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Study is first to show that air pollutants increase risk of painful periods for women

Dysmenorrhea, that is, frequent severe and painful cramps during menstruation from abnormal contractions of the uterus, is the most common of all gynecological disorders. It affects between 16-91% of girls and women of reproductive age, of whom 2%-29% have symptoms … Continue reading

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Air pollution ‘may affect the health of your baby’

Air pollution can affect the development of unborn babies in the womb. Air pollution affects the thyroid, according to scientists from the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, as small particles like nitrogen dioxide and carbon can impact the levels of … Continue reading

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