Category Archives: Medical Studies

Bad behavior in teens linked to air pollution

A lack of clean air through pollution — and the foliage necessary to filter it out — in urban areas has been linked to bad behavior among 9- to 18-year-olds. Tiny pollution particles called particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5), which measure … Continue reading

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Air Pollution May Harm Babies Even Before They Are Born

Air pollution may be harmful to babies even before they are born, a new study has found. Researchers in London calculated mothers’ exposure to air pollution and traffic noise in various parts of the city from 2006 to 2010. Then … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to osteoporosis-related bone fractures

Exposure to air pollution increases the risk of bone loss and fractures. Beyond the risks of cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease and even cancer, living in a highly polluted zone for a significant time could increase the risk of osteoporosis-related bone … Continue reading

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People with certain blood types appear to be more at risk from air pollution

The kind of blood you have could increase or decrease your risk of having a heart attack in response to high levels of air pollution, new research suggests. A variant ABO gene – which can only be found in A, … Continue reading

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Air pollution may increase osteoporosis-related bone fracture risk

Adults, particularly those with a low income and aged at least 65 years, have an increased risk for bone fracture and osteoporosis-related loss of bone mineral density with long-term exposure to air pollution, according to findings published in The Lancet … Continue reading

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Air pollution may up mortality risk beyond lung cancer

Air pollution represents a complex mixture of a broad range of carcinogenic and mutagenic substances that may play a role in chronic systemic inflammation, oxidative stress and DNA damage in tissues that could ultimately prove fatal. Air pollution can increase … Continue reading

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Pollutant emitted by forest fire causes DNA damage and lung cell death

When exposed in a laboratory to pollution levels comparable to those found in the atmosphere of the Amazon region during the forest and crop burning season, human lung cells suffer severe DNA damage and stop dividing. After 72 hours of … Continue reading

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Sulfur dioxide pollution tied to degraded sperm quality

Men’s sperm counts have plummeted by up to 60% over the last 40 years in Western countries and by nearly 30% since 2001 in China. Experts lack firm answers regarding the cause of the sperm deficit but suspect that behaviors … Continue reading

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