Tag Archives: Health Effects of Air Pollution

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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Hitting clean air targets ‘could stop 67,000 child asthma cases a year’

Staying within WHO pollution limits would prevent 11% of new diagnoses, study says Almost 67,000 new cases of asthma in children across 18 European countries could be prevented every year if levels of tiny particulates polluting the air are cut … 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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Low level exposure to air pollution is harmful, mouse model shows

Air pollution is made up of both gaseous and particulate matter (PM). Each year almost two million people die as a direct result of air pollution with many more experiencing impaired lung function, developing lung diseases such as asthma and … Continue reading

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Billions of air pollution particles found in hearts of city dwellers

Exclusive: Study shows associated damage to critical pumping muscles, even in children The hearts of young city dwellers contain billions of toxic air pollution particles, research has revealed. Even in the study’s youngest subject, who was three, damage could be … Continue reading

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Study finds association between air pollution, coronary atherosclerosis in Chinese population

New research from the University at Buffalo provides pathophysiologic evidence of the effect of air pollution on cardiovascular disease in China. The findings also suggests that China may need to revise its standard for one type of pollutant. Researchers found … Continue reading

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