News tagged with environmental threat

Secondhand smoke impairs vital cough reflex in kids

New research from the Monell Center reveals that exposure to secondhand smoke decreases sensitivity to cough-eliciting respiratory irritants in otherwise healthy children and adolescents. The findings may help to explain ...

Aug 20, 2012
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WHO's cancer agency: Diesel fumes cause cancer

Diesel exhaust causes cancer, the World Health Organization's cancer agency declared Tuesday, a ruling it said could make exhaust as important a public health threat as secondhand smoke.

Jun 12, 2012
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Shanghai families say kids poisoned by lead

(AP) -- Families living in one of Shanghai's many industrial suburbs say their children are suffering from lead poisoning from nearby factories and recycling facilities.

Sep 15, 2011
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