Health

Look beyond fossil fuels to curb air pollution

(HealthDay)—Burning fossil fuels account for about 100,000 air pollution-related deaths in the United States each year—but there are other less obvious sources of deadly air pollution, a new study warns.

Overweight & Obesity

Environmental factors tied to childhood obesity

(HealthDay)—Childhood obesity is associated with multiple environmental factors, including exposure to smoking and air pollution, according to a study recently published in Environmental Health Perspectives.

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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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