Category Archives: Medical Studies

In utero exposure to diesel exhaust could be linked to adult heart failure: Toxic effects of air pollution can cross generations through unanticipated effects on DNA in the heart of the developing embryo, new study reveals

Gestational exposure to airborne particles derived from diesel exhaust can modify DNA in utero and alter the expression of genes that potentially increase susceptibility to adult heart failure, suggests a study in mice. According to a study published online in The … Continue reading

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Maternal exposure to air pollution early in pregnancy linked to preterm, low birth weight babies

Exposure to air pollution early in a pregnancy could increase risk for preterm birth and low birth weight, according to a study led by researchers at NYU School of Medicine, and published on July 27 in Environmental Health Perspectives. The study, … 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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How air pollution is linked to type 2 diabetes 

An interdisciplinary team of scientists from the University of Leicester and other institutions has played a pivotal role in research investigating a possible link between air pollution and the rise in type 2 diabetes. New research, published in the journal Environment … 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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Diesel pollution linked to heart damage: PM2.5 associated with harmful changes to heart structure and function

Diesel pollution is linked with heart damage, according to research presented today at EuroCMR 2017.1 “There is strong evidence that particulate matter (PM) emitted mainly from diesel road vehicles is associated with increased risk of heart attack, heart failure, and … Continue reading

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Women at greater heart disease risk from air pollution, study says 

Doctors have warned dieters for decades to watch what they eat to stall the development of heart trouble, but a new study suggests air pollution may also contribute to heart disease. A release from the American Heart Association said the … Continue reading

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Polluted environment linked to higher cancer rates 

Study is first to measure the effect of cumulative environmental exposures on cancer rates. Poor quality across a wide range of physical measurements – notably air, water, built environment, population density and soil – collectively contribute to cancer incidence, new … Continue reading

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