Category Archives: Medical Studies

Research links air pollution and dementia

Australian researchers have established a link between air pollution and an increased risk of developing dementia, a new study shows. Air pollution has been linked to an increased risk of developing dementia later in life, Australian researchers have found. A … Continue reading

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Nonsmokers can get emphysema from air pollution, study finds

Researchers hope that understanding the causes of debilitating lung disease may lead to better prevention and treatment. Long-term exposure to air pollution was linked to increases in emphysema between 2000 and 2018, according to a study funded by NIEHS and … Continue reading

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Growing up in air-polluted areas linked to mental health issues

Correlation found between poor air quality and disorders including schizophrenia People who spend their childhood in areas with high levels of air pollution may be more likely to later develop mental disorders, research suggests. Air pollution has become a matter … Continue reading

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Economists Find First Link Between Early Childhood Exposure to Air Pollution and Later-Life Arthritis

A recent study by economists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has – for the first time – found a link between exposure to air pollution during early childhood with the development of arthritis later in adult life. Jamie Mullins, … Continue reading

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Pollutant linked to climate change accelerates lung disease

A new multicenter study at Columbia University links long-term exposure to air pollution, especially ozone, to development of emphysema, a chronic lung disease. In Brief Long-term exposure to outdoor air pollutants, especially the pollutant ozone, accelerates the development of emphysema … Continue reading

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The average person in Europe loses two years of their life due to air pollution

The average person living in Europe loses two years of their life to the health effects of breathing polluted air, according to a report published in the European Heart Journal on March 12. The report also estimates about 800,000 people … Continue reading

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UC Riverside Researchers Show Thirdhand Smoke Exposure Damages Human Cells

Researchers at University of California, Riverside, found cellular damage in healthy non-smoking adults after just three hours of exposure to thirdhand smoke. This is the first study to show a direct effect of thirdhand smoke on cells in humans.  Thirdhand … Continue reading

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More than half a million Americans exposed to toxic air pollution face cancer risks above EPA guidelines

Neighbors used to barely notice the drab, low-slung industrial building across the river from downtown. The corporate name on the sign out front had changed a few times over the years. Truck traffic in and out of the loading docks … Continue reading

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