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UCLA researchers find potential link between auto pollution, some childhood cancers
Scientists from UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health led by Julia Heck, an assistant researcher in the school's epidemiology department and a member of UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, have found a possible link between exposure to traffic-related air pollution and several childhood cancers.  View News Article (2013-04-10)

Warning over cost of asthma caused by traffic-related air pollution
The total cost of asthma due to traffic-related air pollution is much higher than previous estimates, according to new research.  View News Article (2012-01-26)

Made in China for us: Air pollution tied to exports
Chinese air pollution blowing across the Pacific Ocean is often caused by the manufacturing of goods for export to the U.S. and Europe, according to findings by UC Irvine and other researchers published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. View News Article (2014-01-21)

Purdue-developed tool can get most pollution control for the money
There may be thousands of things large and small that can be done to better control pollution on even the smallest waterways, and a new tool developed at Purdue University may help sort out how to choose the best ones.  View News Article (2009-06-16)

Air pollution linked to hardening of the arteries
Long-term exposure to air pollution may be linked to heart attacks and strokes by speeding up atherosclerosis, or "hardening of the arteries," according to a University of Michigan public health researcher and colleagues from across the U.S.  View News Article (2013-04-25)

Air pollution linked to slower cognitive development in children
Attendance at schools exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution is linked to slower cognitive development among 7-10-year-old children in Barcelona. View News Article (2015-03-04)

U of A's David Schindler confirms untold levels of oil sands pollution on the Athabasca
After an exhaustive study of air and water pollution along the Athabasca River and its tributaries from Fort McMurray to Lake Athabasca, researchers say pollution levels have increased as a direct result of nearby oil sands operations. View News Article (2009-12-08)

Research in this week's issue of THE LANCET concludes that the public-health consequences of air pollution are considerable, with traffic-related air pollution remaining a key target for public-health action in Europe. Previous research over the past two decades has shown that air pollution contributes to death and illness, with some effects related to short-term exposure and some effects to... View News Article (2000-08-30)

Comparatively low levels of air pollution boost early death risk
Even comparatively low levels of air pollution boost the chances of an early death, suggests research published ahead of print in Thorax. View News Article (2007-07-31)

EARTH: Still in a haze: Black carbon
Black carbon - fine particles of soot in the atmosphere produced from the burning of fossil fuels or biomass - a major contributor to the thick hazes of pollution hovering over cities around the world, has been known to be a health hazard for decades. View News Article (2011-03-16)

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