Category Archives: Asthma

More evidence shows exposure to traffic and outdoor air pollution increases risk of asthma

Long-term exposure to high levels of road traffic and ozone significantly increases the risk of asthma symptoms, asthma attacks or the need for use of asthma medications, according to a new study published in the European Respiratory Journal [1]. The … Continue reading

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Major link between air pollution and childhood asthma in Bradford, study finds

The study adds to ‘overwhelming evidence’ that air pollution is harming children, it is claimed. Air pollution may be responsible for nearly 40% of childhood asthma cases in a northern city that was at the centre of the Industrial Revolution, … Continue reading

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Environmental pollution exposure during pregnancy increases asthma risk for three generations 

Exposure to environmental pollutants during pregnancy may increase the risk of asthma for as many as three consecutive generations, according to new research. Exposure to environmental pollutants during pregnancy may increase the risk of asthma for as many as three … Continue reading

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Ozone pollution may cause cardiovascular diseases

Ozone can damage the respiratory system, reduce lung function and cause asthma attacks. Exposure to ozone, a powerful greenhouse gas and a widespread air pollutant in many major cities, may cause cardiovascular disease such as heart attack, high blood pressure … Continue reading

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Traffic-related air pollution linked to DNA damage in children

Children and teens exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution have evidence of a specific type of DNA damage called telomere shortening, reports a study in the May Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Young people with asthma also … Continue reading

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High levels of prenatal air pollution exposure and stress increase childhood asthma risk 

A new study has found that children, especially boys, whose mothers were exposed to higher levels of outdoor particulate air pollution at the same time that they were very stressed were most likely to develop asthma by age six. The … Continue reading

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Air Pollution Might Beef Up Dangerous Bacteria 

Air pollution—particulates tossed into the air from car exhaust, factory fumes, and power plants—is nasty stuff. Breathing it in causes damage to your lung tissue. It can trigger asthma attacks. It increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and lung … Continue reading

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Research on short-term effects of air pollution on the health of airways of children with chronic respiratory complaints 

Starting in 2017, researchers will commence their study in Eindhoven on the effects of days with high air pollution on respiratory complaints, medication use and lung function of children suffering from chronic respiratory complaints such as wheezing or asthma. Vera … Continue reading

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