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Exposure to nitrogen dioxide lowers in vitro fertilization success
Exposure to an increased level of air pollutants, especially nitrogen dioxide, has been associated with lower likelihoods of successful pregnancy among women undergoing in vitro fertilization, according to a team of fertility researchers.  View News Article (2010-04-13)

Danish researchers design the first virtual nano-catalyst in the world
Research offers new opportunities in the fields of renewable energy, pollution control and in the chemical industry. View News Article (2005-01-28)

Progress in introducing cleaner cook stoves for billions of people worldwide
It may be the 21st century, but nearly half the world's population still cooks and heats with open fires or primitive stoves that burn wood, animal dung, charcoal and other polluting solid fuels. View News Article (2013-05-02)

Commission satellite project detects urban air pollution from space
Fine particulate matter is now one of the biggest threats to human health from air pollution. A new technique to monitor the concentration of particulate matter in urban air, using satellite-borne sensors, offers a much more cost-effective approach than traditional land-based monitoring. The first trials of this system, developed by 11 partners in the European Commission-funded ICAROS-NET... View News Article (2002-10-04)

Cleaner air in EU cities: Commission checks Population Exposure to Air Pollutants in Europe (PEOPLE)
Today in Brussels EU Research Commissioner Philippe Busquin presented the PEOPLE (Population Exposure to Air Pollutants in Europe) project, to measure air pollution's impact on human health. 2000 volunteers will be asked to wear a pollution detector on a part-time basis - 12 hours per day maximum. In our busy European cities, 70 to 80% of pollution is due to road traffic. Benzene, a carcinogenic... View News Article (2002-09-13)

Sewage-derived nitrogen increasingly polluting Caribbean ecosystems
Nitrogen pollution in our coastal ecosystems, the result of widespread use of synthetic agricultural fertilizers and of human sewage, leads to decreased water transparency, the loss of desirable fish species, and the emergence of toxic phytoplankton species-such as the algae behind the renowned "red tides" that kill fish.  View News Article (2011-05-17)

Long term exposure to air pollution linked to coronary events
Long term exposure to particulate matter in outdoor air is strongly linked to heart attacks and angina, and this association persists at levels of exposure below the current European limits. View News Article (2014-01-22)

BUSM researchers find link between pulmonary inflammation, diesel exhaust, house dust
A study conducted by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) has found that diesel exhaust particulates (DEP) and house dust extract (HDE) causes pulmonary inflammation that aggravates asthma. View News Article (2011-12-15)

Children's cognitive ability can be affected by mother's exposure to urban air pollutants
A study by the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCCEH) carried out in Krakow, Poland has found that prenatal exposure to pollutants can adversely affect children's cognitive development at age 5, confirming previous findings in a New York City (NYC) study.  View News Article (2010-04-21)

Study: Emissions trading doesn't cause pollution 'hot spots'
Programs that allow facilities to buy and sell emission allowances have been popular and effective since they were introduced in the U.S. two decades ago. But critics worry the approach can create heavily polluted "hot spots" in low-income and minority communities.  View News Article (2011-03-30)

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