Category Archives: Medical Studies

Researchers show how air pollution may cause chronic sinusitis

Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a 12-week or longer condition during which the sinuses get infected or irritated, become swollen, are severely congested and secrete mucus into the throat. CRS also can cause facial pain, pressure and loss of smell, and … Continue reading

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Doctors issue official guidance on effects of air pollution and bushfire smoke on pregnant people

Information should serve as ‘wake-up call’ that action on climate change is needed to protect people and their children New patient resources warning of the dangers of air pollution and bushfire smoke to pregnant people or those planning to conceive … Continue reading

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Urban areas with high levels of air pollution may increase risk of childhood obesity

A study of more than 2,000 children in Sabadell (Barcelona, Spain) associates these three environmental factors with higher body mass index Children living in urban areas with high levels of air pollution, noise and traffic may be at higher risk … Continue reading

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Study is first to show that air pollutants increase risk of painful periods for women

Dysmenorrhea, that is, frequent severe and painful cramps during menstruation from abnormal contractions of the uterus, is the most common of all gynecological disorders. It affects between 16-91% of girls and women of reproductive age, of whom 2%-29% have symptoms … Continue reading

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Air pollution ‘may affect the health of your baby’

Air pollution can affect the development of unborn babies in the womb. Air pollution affects the thyroid, according to scientists from the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, as small particles like nitrogen dioxide and carbon can impact the levels of … Continue reading

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Quarter of UK pupils attend schools where air pollution is over WHO limit

Estimated 3.4m children learn in unhealthy environment, says charity behind research Millions of British children attend schools where air pollution is worse than the World Health Organization limit, campaigners have said. An analysis found that more than a quarter of … Continue reading

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Establishing a link between air pollution and dementia

More people around the world are falling ill and dying from dementia than they used to. Between 2000 and 2019, the rate of dementia increased by 86%, while deaths from the cognitive disorder more than doubled. Longer life spans and … Continue reading

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Exposure To Air Pollution Increases Hypertension: Study

People who live in areas with polluted air increase their risk for developing hypertension, a leading risk factor for the development of heart disease.  Known as high blood pressure, the hypertension study is the largest of its kind to establish … Continue reading

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