Category Archives: Asthma

Polluted city neighborhoods are bad news for asthmatic children: Study shows that children with asthma react differently to changes in air pollution depending on the environment they grow up in

Children with asthma who grow up in a New York City neighborhood where air pollution is prevalent need emergency medical treatment more often than asthmatics in less polluted areas. This is according to researchers from Columbia University in the US … Continue reading

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Allergies: Mugwort pollen as main source of airborne endotoxins

A wide range of airborne substances can cause respiratory problems for asthma sufferers. These include bacteria and their components, which can trigger inflammations. How they become airborne has not been fully explained up to now. A science team from the … 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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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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