Immunology

Christmas Eve coke works fire followed by asthma exacerbations

Asthma exacerbations rose following a catastrophic Christmas Eve fire two years ago that destroyed pollution controls at the Clairton Coke Works—the largest such facility in the nation, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate ...

Cardiology

Air pollution, exercise combined affect CVD risk in young adults

(HealthDay)—For young adults, how changes in physical activity (PA) affect risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) may depend on levels of exposure to air pollution, according to a study published online March 29 in the European ...

Health

First of its kind study links wildfire smoke to skin disease

Wildfire smoke can trigger a host of respiratory and cardiovascular symptoms, ranging from runny nose and cough to a potentially life-threatening heart attack or stroke. A new study suggests that the dangers posed by wildfire ...

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Air pollution

Air pollution is the introduction of chemicals, particulate matter, or biological materials that cause harm or discomfort to humans or other living organisms, or damages the natural environment, into the atmosphere.

The atmosphere is a complex, dynamic natural gaseous system that is essential to support life on planet Earth. Stratospheric ozone depletion due to air pollution has long been recognized as a threat to human health as well as to the Earth's ecosystems.

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