News tagged with pollution
Related topics: air pollution , air quality , greenhouse gas emissions , heavy metals , climate change
A protein critical to development appears to have a grave impact on lungs exposed to smoking and air pollution, researchers report.
Medical research Oct 17, 2011 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
An international effort to replace smoky, inefficient household stoves that people commonly use in lower and middle income countries with clean, affordable, fuel efficient stoves could save nearly 2 million lives each year, ...
Health Oct 13, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
A Californian-based study has looked in detail at air quality and the impact of traffic-related air pollution on premature birth. Published in BioMed Central's open access journal Environmental Health, results from this s ...
Health Oct 07, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Scientists are warning that death rates linked to climate change will increase in several European countries over the next 60 yrs.
Health Sep 27, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
High levels of pollution could increase the risk of having a heart attack for up to six hours after exposure, finds research published in the British Medical Journal today.
Health Sep 20, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Exposure to the light of white LED bulbs, it turns out, suppresses melatonin 5 times more than exposure to the light of High Pressure Sodium bulbs that give off an orange-yellow light. "Just as there are regulations and standards ...
Health Sep 12, 2011 | 5 / 5 (19) | 23 |
Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers have found that climate change may lead to more asthma-related health problems in children, and more emergency room (ER) visits in the next decade.
Health Aug 30, 2011 | not rated yet | 2
A Johns Hopkins Children's Center study of Baltimore City children who have asthma and live with smokers shows that indoor air cleaners can greatly reduce household air pollution and lower the rates of daytime asthma symptoms ...
Health Aug 01, 2011 | not rated yet | 1
A record 7 inches of rain combined with the spat of 100-plus degree Fahrenheit days has spawned the highest mold count recorded for the year, just short of an air pollution warning.
Health Jul 26, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- According to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, pregnant mothers who are exposed to pesticides and smoke are as much as four times more likely to give birth ...
Health Jul 20, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
An estimated two billion people in the developing world heat and cook with a biomass fuel such as wood, but the practice exposes people especially women to large doses of small-particle air pollution, which ...
Health Jul 08, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Long-term exposure to air pollution can lead to physical changes in the brain, as well as learning and memory problems and even depression, new research in mice suggests.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 05, 2011 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
In a study of 31 Boston offices, polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants now banned internationally by the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants were detected in every office tested. The research, ...
Health Jun 30, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Psychosocial stress appears to enhance the lung-damaging effects of traffic-related pollution (TRP) in children, according to new research from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) in ...
Health Jun 24, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Mice inhabiting an area known for its high concentration of asbestos-contaminated dust, have a higher level of genetic somatic mutations, compared with other regions where asbestos pollution levels are lower. This has been ...
Health Jun 15, 2011 | not rated yet | 0