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Ozone exposure at birth increases risk of asthma development

A long-term study of the health of Canadian children has found that exposure to ozone (O3), a common air pollutant, at birth was associated with an 82 percent increased risk of developing asthma by age three. The study, which was … Continue reading

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Diverting diesel trucks spared lungs in Sao Paulo

The positive health outcomes of the intervention could guide the formulation of similar transport polices in other cities. In densely populated cities like Sao Paulo, many vehicles running on diesel such as commercial trucks, vans, and buses circulate right by … Continue reading

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Blood pressure risk for children exposed to air pollution in womb

Children exposed to air pollution when in the womb are more likely to have high blood pressure, researchers have found. They believe that tiny particles from car exhausts and factories can cross the placenta and cause long-term harm. Their study … Continue reading

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Study: Street-level air pollution increases health risk among elderly

A new study published today in the journal Environmental Health shows that differences in traffic-related air pollution are associated with higher rates of heart attacks and deaths from heart disease in the elderly. Scientists from Environmental Defense Fund and Kaiser … Continue reading

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Short trips and cold starts double air pollution

Modern vehicles can emit twice as much pollution in the first five minutes of running, according to new research. Analysis of the EQUA Index data shows that the average daily distance driven in urban areas is not sufficient for a … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to increases in crime

Several reports reveal how pollution affects behaviour Air pollution can directly affect behaviour and dramatically increase crime levels, a series of studies conducted over several years have proven. While the impact of bad air on human health is well-documented, “there is … Continue reading

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Even brief particle pollution spikes tied to respiratory infections

People may be more likely to develop acute lower respiratory infections after even brief increases in air pollution, and babies and toddlers are especially vulnerable, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers looked at more than a decade of data on patients … Continue reading

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Chemicals in skin and hair products contribute to air pollution

Researchers are reporting that chemical emissions from personal care products are contributing to air pollution, according to a new study out of Boulder, Colorado. During rush hour, the magnitude of emissions from personal care products was found to be comparable … Continue reading

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