Tag Archives: Health Effects of Air Pollution

Parkinson’s Risk Boosted by Even Short-Term Air Pollution, Korean Study Says

Even brief exposure to air pollution can increase the risk of Parkinson’s disease and other neurological diseases, concludes a Korean study. The study, “Short-term air pollution exposure aggravates Parkinson’s disease in a population-based cohort,” appeared in the journal Scientific Reports. Various environmental factors … Continue reading

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B vitamins may have ‘protective effect’ against air pollution 

B vitamins may offer some protection against the impacts of air pollution, a small scale human trial suggests. Researchers in the US found that high doses of these supplements may “completely offset” the damage caused by very fine particulate matter. … Continue reading

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Infants are more exposed to harmful pollution on the way to school than on the way home, new research finds 

Babies in prams accompanying older siblings on the school run are twice as likely to be exposed to harmful air pollution in the morning than in the afternoon, a new study has found. The new research, published in the journal … Continue reading

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Use buggy covers to combat air pollution danger, parents warned

Parents should protect their infants by using covers on pushchairs during the school run, particularly in the morning, according to experts Parents should use covers on their pushchairs during the school run to protect their infants from air pollution, experts … Continue reading

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How bad is air pollution? 

Air pollution is in the news, and the government must devise a new plan to clean the air after losing two court cases. But how bad is Britain’s air? Who is most to blame? And what should be done? How … Continue reading

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Omega-3 oils could tackle damage caused by air pollution, research shows 

New research indicates the benefits of eating omega-3 fatty acids, but also that pollution particles can penetrate the lungs into many organs, including testicles Supplements of healthy fats could be an immediate way of cutting the harm caused to billions … Continue reading

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Air pollution leads to more drug resistant bacteria, study finds  

Research shows how black carbon affects the nose, throat and lungs of humans, possible beating the immune system Black carbon found in air pollution can increase the resistance of bacteria that cause respiratory disease, research has found. The discover could … Continue reading

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Woodstoves are good for the soul, bad for the heart: Researchers find that air pollution from wood burning linked to increased risk of heart attacks in seniors

The risk of acute myocardial infarction for the elderly living in and around small cities is increased by air pollution caused by biomass burning from woodstoves. It is well documented that air pollution in big cities causes heart and lung … Continue reading

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