Tag Archives: Research

Rush hour pollution may be more dangerous than you think: In-car air study of commuting cars finds dangers to human health 

Everyone knows that exposure to pollution during rush hour traffic can be hazardous to your health, but it’s even worse than previously thought. In-car measurements of pollutants that cause oxidative stress found exposure levels for drivers to be twice as … Continue reading

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Environmental pollution exposure during pregnancy increases asthma risk for three generations 

Exposure to environmental pollutants during pregnancy may increase the risk of asthma for as many as three consecutive generations, according to new research. Exposure to environmental pollutants during pregnancy may increase the risk of asthma for as many as three … Continue reading

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Ozone pollution may cause cardiovascular diseases

Ozone can damage the respiratory system, reduce lung function and cause asthma attacks. Exposure to ozone, a powerful greenhouse gas and a widespread air pollutant in many major cities, may cause cardiovascular disease such as heart attack, high blood pressure … Continue reading

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Air pollution a concern at levels currently accepted as ‘safe’ 

Government agencies must not become complacent in the effort to provide clean air to all citizens, warn authors of a new report. The Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) warns today that government agencies must not become complacent in the … Continue reading

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How air pollution is linked to type 2 diabetes 

An interdisciplinary team of scientists from the University of Leicester and other institutions has played a pivotal role in research investigating a possible link between air pollution and the rise in type 2 diabetes. New research, published in the journal Environment … Continue reading

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Air Pollution Kills in America Despite EPA Efforts

Air pollution continues to drive premature deaths in the United States with no level of exposure leaving humans unaffected, according to new research. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found a strong correlation between mortality and … Continue reading

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Wildfires pollute much more than previously thought: Data from flights through plumes reveal three times the fine particle levels than officially inventoried 

Wildfires are major polluters. Their plumes are three times as dense with aerosol-forming fine particles as previously believed. For the first time, researchers have flown an orchestra of modern instruments through brutishly turbulent wildfire plumes to measure their emissions in … Continue reading

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Volcanic ‘plumerang’ could impact human health 

A new study has found a previously undetected potential health risk from the high concentration of small particles found in a boomerang-like return of a volcanic plume. A team of scientists, led by Dr Evgenia Ilyinskaya at the University of … Continue reading

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