Category Archives: Medical Studies

Small-particle air pollution may raise glaucoma risk in some

In people who already have a genetic vulnerability, small-particle air pollution known as black carbon may raise the risk of developing glaucoma, a new study suggests. Researchers found that in older men with genetic variations that made them especially susceptible … Continue reading

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The when, where and what of air pollutant exposure

Scientists have linked air pollution with many health conditions including asthma, heart disease, lung cancer and premature death. Among air pollutants, fine particulate matter is especially harmful because the tiny particles (diameter of 2.5 ?m or less) can penetrate deep … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to autism

The study of children in Shanghai, from birth to three years, found that exposure to fine particles (PM2.5) from vehicle exhausts, industrial emissions and other sources of outdoor pollution increased the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by up … Continue reading

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Childhood obesity linked to air pollution from vehicles

Research suggests first year ‘critical window’ in which toxic air can increase weight gain Early exposure to air pollution from vehicles increases the risk of children becoming obese, new research has found. High levels of nitrogen dioxide, which is emitted … Continue reading

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Air pollution leads to millions of ER visits for asthma attacks worldwide: First study to quantify global burden of asthma linked to dirty air

Nine to 33 million visits to the emergency room (ER) for asthma worldwide may be triggered by breathing in air polluted by ozone or fine particulate matter — pollutants that can enter the lung’s deep airways, according to a study … Continue reading

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AHA: ozone pollution may be linked to a type of bleeding stroke

Exposure to the main ingredient in smog may be linked to a type of bleeding stroke, according to new research. Studies have shown an association between clot-caused ischemic stroke, the most common type, and fine particulate matter such as air … Continue reading

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Air pollution may be linked to heightened mouth cancer risk: High levels of fine particulate matter and to lesser extent, ozone, may be key

High levels of air pollutants, especially fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and to a lesser extent, ozone, may be linked to a heightened risk of developing mouth cancer, suggests the first study of its kind, published online in the Journal of … Continue reading

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High levels of air pollution linked to mouth cancer cases

High levels of air pollutants may be linked to a heightened risk of developing mouth cancer, suggests the first study of its kind. The number of new cases, and deaths from mouth cancer is increasing in many parts of the … Continue reading

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