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  • Early exposure to traffic pollution may affect lungs later

    Early exposure to traffic pollution may affect lungs later
    n">(Reuters Health) - Infants exposed to higher levels of vehicular air pollution more often have problems later on in the small airways near the edges of their lungs, according to a new study. The finding that early life exposure to air pollutant
  • Air pollution tied to stroke, memory loss

    Air pollution tied to stroke, memory loss
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Living in a crowded city or near a busy highway may be tied to a higher chance of having a stroke or losing your memory, new research suggests. A study published Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine found a higher r
  • Air pollution in EU still poses major health risks: report

    Air pollution in EU still poses major health risks: report
    n">Air quality in the European Union remains below some World Health Organization standards, increasing the risk of premature deaths and environmental damage, the European Environmental Agency (EEA) said in a report Wednesday. Air pollutants, incl
    2011-11-09 POLLUTIONAIR
  • More evidence air pollution may be a heart risk

    More evidence air pollution may be a heart risk
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Day-to-day spikes in air pollution seem to be followed by an uptick in hospital admissions for heart attack, a new study in Italy finds. The findings, reported in the American Journal of Epidemiology, add to evidence that
  • Report names U.S. cities with foulest, cleanest air

    Report names U.S. cities with foulest, cleanest air
    NEW YORK The nation's 25 most smoggy cities improved air quality over the last year, but half the nation's residents still live with unhealthy levels of air pollution, according to an American Lung Association report released on Wednesday. Weighing t
    2011-04-27 AIR
  • Dirty air triggers more heart attacks than cocaine

    Dirty air triggers more heart attacks than cocaine
    LONDON Air pollution triggers more heart attacks than using cocaine and poses as high a risk of sparking a heart attack as alcohol, coffee and physical exertion, scientists said on Thursday. Sex, anger, marijuana use and chest or respiratory infectio
    2011-02-24 HEARTPOLLUTIONAIR
  • Air pollution may help trigger cardiac arrest

    Air pollution may help trigger cardiac arrest
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The dirtier the air, the more likely people are to suffer sudden cardiac arrest, new research from Australia shows. Particulate matter -- tiny specks of soot, dust, and other pollutants in the air that can be breathed deep
    2010-06-03 POLLUTIONAIR
  • Volcanic ash poses little health threat so far: WHO

    Volcanic ash poses little health threat so far: WHO
    GENEVA Ash particles from Iceland's still-erupting volcano remain high in the atmosphere and do not pose a health risk so far to people in Europe, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. Toning down its guidance from Friday, when it said the a
    2010-04-20 HEALTHEUROPEAIR
  • Ash flight ban hits transplants, other operations

    Ash flight ban hits transplants, other operations
    LONDON Europe's flight ban is preventing some life-saving transplant tissue from reaching patients, and other operations have had to be canceled because surgeons are stuck overseas. Henny Braund, chief executive of the Anthony Nolan Trust, which find
    2010-04-19 HEALTHEUROPEAIR
  • Air pollution may lessen asthma inhaler benefits

    Air pollution may lessen asthma inhaler benefits
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Air pollution, which tends to inflame the airways in people with asthma, might also reduce the effectiveness of the rescue inhalers they count on for quick relief of their asthma symptoms, study findings hint. Dr. Fernando
    2009-12-28 ASTHMAPOLLUTIONAIR
  • Dirty air makes for wheezy kids: study

    Dirty air makes for wheezy kids: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Small particles from traffic and heating oil combustion may cause children younger than two to wheeze and cough, according to a new study. High air pollution levels have previously been linked to asthma symptoms in childre
    2009-12-16 DIRTYAIR

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