Health

Health risks of breathing in wildfire smoke

Breathing for residents across the west coast of the U.S. is becoming increasingly difficult as wildfires continue to spread across large portions of several states, according to news reports.

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.

Neuroscience

Does eating fish protect brains from air pollution?

Older women who eat more than one to two servings a week of baked or broiled fish or shellfish may consume enough omega-3 fatty acids to counteract the effects of air pollution on the brain, according to a new study published ...

Medical research

Exposure to air pollution impairs cellular energy metabolism

Exposure to air particulate matter impairs the metabolism of olfactory mucosal cells, according to a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland. The results can contribute to a better understanding of how air pollutants ...

Pediatrics

Air filters shown to improve breathing in children with asthma

(HealthDay)—Daily use of a fine particulate matter air filtration device can significantly improve airway mechanics and reduce airway resistance in children with asthma, according to a study recently published in JAMA Pediatrics.

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