Tag Archives: Asthma

Research on short-term effects of air pollution on the health of airways of children with chronic respiratory complaints 

Starting in 2017, researchers will commence their study in Eindhoven on the effects of days with high air pollution on respiratory complaints, medication use and lung function of children suffering from chronic respiratory complaints such as wheezing or asthma. Vera … Continue reading

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Cedar count reaches second highest level in recorded history 

Gusty winds behind a dry cold front have caused the cedar count to increase 25x over yesterday’s “high” concentration. Allergy sufferers beware, strong winds from a dry cold front early this morning have kicked up cedar pollen. A lot of … Continue reading

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Approaching cedar season could be ‘worst we’ve ever seen’ 

Cedar season usually starts in late December, but the season could be increasing in time and intensity this year. Cedar is notorious for being one of Central Texans’ worst allergens, and the upcoming cedar season could possibly be “the worst … Continue reading

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Specific molecular events that could explain allergic reactions to air pollution 

Scientists at the Immunology Frontier Research Center (IFReC) at Osaka University, Japan have pinpointed a specific molecular events that could explain allergic reactions to air pollution. These findings provide a new therapeutic candidate to treat asthma and related respiratory diseases. … Continue reading

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Volcano emissions linked to increases in asthma attacks

A new study from the active volcano Kīlauea, which is on the big island of Hawaii, reports that people — especially children — with asthma are at greater risk of having serious asthma attacks if they live in a community … Continue reading

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EU dilutes proposal to halve air pollution deaths after UK lobbying 

If implemented, weakened proposal means 14,000 people could die prematurely across Europe each year from 2030 EU states have agreed to water down a proposed law aimed at halving the number of deaths from air pollution within 15 years, after … Continue reading

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World Asthma Day 2016: Why We Need To Reduce Air Pollution, Environmental Toxins More Than Ever

Asthma rates have only increased in recent decades, and air pollution may be one of the culprits. Asthma rates have increased significantly in recent decades, with the number of people diagnosed with asthma in the United States growing 4.3 million between 2001 … Continue reading

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More than half US population lives amid dangerous air pollution, report warns 

American Lung Association’s ‘state of the air’ report finds 166 million Americans are living in unhealthy ozone or particle pollution with serious health risks More than half of the US population lives amid potentially dangerous air pollution, with national efforts … Continue reading

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