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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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Germany “persistently” broke air pollution rules, EU top court rules

Germany persistently violated EU limits on air pollution, the European Union’s top court said on Thursday, in a ruling that could see the country face financial penalties if it fails to improve air quality in several big cities. Air pollution … Continue reading

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Stronger air pollution standards in U.S. would have significant public health benefits

Reducing certain air pollutants in the U.S. by small amounts would prevent thousands of early deaths each year among elders, according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study, which focused on fine particulate … Continue reading

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Korean Study Adds to Indications That Air Pollution is Tied to Parkinson’s

Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is associated significantly with a higher risk for developing Parkinson’s disease, according to a recent study from Korea. The finding reinforces previous research showing a potential link between air pollution and Parkinson’s. The results also prompted researchers … Continue reading

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Ozone in air pollution is linked to fibroid development in Black women

Higher levels of ozone from air pollution are linked to an increased risk of developing fibroids among Black American women according to a large study published today (Friday) in Human Reproduction, one of the world’s leading reproductive medicine journals. Fibroids … Continue reading

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Air quality in Spain temporarily improved during first COVID-19 wave, prevented 150 premature deaths

Air quality in Spain temporarily improved during the first wave of COVID-19, largely as a result of mobility restrictions. Until recently, however, the effect of this improvement on the health of the population was poorly understood. A new study led … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to high blood pressure in children; other studies address air quality and the heart

A meta-analysis of 14 air pollution studies from around the world found that exposure to high levels of air pollutants during childhood increases the likelihood of high blood pressure in children and adolescents, and their risk for high blood pressure … Continue reading

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