Category Archives: Medical Studies

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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Even brief particle pollution spikes tied to respiratory infections

People may be more likely to develop acute lower respiratory infections after even brief increases in air pollution, and babies and toddlers are especially vulnerable, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers looked at more than a decade of data on patients … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to fertility treatment failure

Women exposed to high levels of air pollution may have less success getting pregnant with fertility treatments or staying pregnant, compared to women breathing cleaner air, a South Korean study suggests. Researchers analyzed pregnancy rates over nine years and more … Continue reading

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Air Pollution promotes rheumatoid arthritis

A study in mice showed that air pollution is a risk factor for rheumatoid arthritis. Air pollution is an aggravating risk factor for rheumatoid arthritis, according to a study published in the medical journal Proceedings of the National Academy of … Continue reading

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Air Pollution Linked To Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: What Parents Need To Know

Air pollution could be linked to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), also known as cot death, a study has found. The research, carried out by University of Birmingham and funded by The Lullaby Trust, found evidence suggesting an association between … Continue reading

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Over 95% of world’s population breathe dangerous air, study finds

More than 95% of the world’s population breathe unsafe air and the burden is falling hardest on the poorest communities, with the gap between the most polluted and least polluted countries rising rapidly, a comprehensive study of global air pollution … Continue reading

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As air pollution in Swedish cities goes down, life expectancy goes up

New research has found that those living in the Swedish cities of Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö live on average one year longer today than 25 years ago, thanks to a decrease in the level of traffic pollution. Carried out by … Continue reading

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