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Woodstoves are good for the soul, bad for the heart
The risk of acute myocardial infarction for the elderly living in and around small cities is increased by air pollution caused by biomass burning from woodstoves. (2017-02-27)
Controls could lead to increased pollution outside China's capital region
China's ambitious pollution control policies centered on its capital-area cities of Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei could increase air pollution, carbon dioxide emissions, and water consumption outside this target region, according to new modeling by Delin Fang and colleagues. (2019-04-24)
Air pollution especially harmful to lungs of obese children
Obese children are more susceptible than normal-weight children to the harmful effects of air pollution, according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference on May 24. (2004-05-24)
Particulate air pollution linked to poor survival in liver cancer patients
In a recent study, exposure to particulate air pollution after being diagnosed with liver cancer was significantly associated with an increased risk of premature death. (2017-06-07)
Georgia State University research finds Clean Air Act increased Atlanta rainfall
A Georgia State University researcher is the first to show that the Clean Air Act of 1970 caused a rebound in rainfall for a US city. (2013-06-05)
Humans are creating quite a racket, even in the wilderness
Human-related noise is doubling background sound levels in 63 percent of US protected areas, where manmade disturbances are supposed to be reduced, a new study reveals. (2017-05-04)
Pollution responsible for 16 percent of deaths globally -- Lancet Commission report
Diseases caused by pollution were responsible in 2015 for an estimated 9 million premature deaths -- 16 percent of all deaths worldwide, according to a report by The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health. (2017-10-20)
Nutrient pollution can exacerbate coral disease outbreaks and threatens coral reef health
Wildlife diseases are one of the primary threats to coral reefs and other endangered marine ecosystems. (2003-11-24)
More studies needed to determine impact of air pollution on gynecologic health
While initial studies suggest a potential relationship between air pollution and both infertility and menstrual irregularity, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine believe more studies are needed to validate these findings in other populations. (2018-07-12)
Exercise can outweigh harmful effects of air pollution
New research from the University of Copenhagen has found that the beneficial effects of exercise are more important for our health than the negative effects of air pollution, in relation to the risk of premature mortality. (2015-03-30)
Air pollution may contribute to white matter loss in the brain
In a new study, older women who lived in places with higher air pollution had significantly reduced white matter in the brain. (2015-06-15)
Air pollution cleansed through ocean cloud processes, say Hebrew University scientists
Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have demonstrated that sea spray over the oceans contributes to cleansing air that has been polluted overland. (2002-08-15)
Worms under stress
Species respond far more dynamically to disturbances in their environment than we think. (2006-10-04)
Light at night is harmful for amphibians, new research shows
Light at night might be convenient for humans, but it's having a detrimental effect on amphibian populations, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2019-05-28)
High pollution levels linked to increase in heart attack risk
High levels of pollution could increase the risk of having a heart attack for up to six hours after exposure, finds research published on bmj.com today. (2011-09-20)
Air pollution affects young people's psychiatric health
New research from Umeå University in Sweden indicates that dispensed medication for psychiatric diagnosis can be related to air pollution concentrations. (2016-06-08)
K-State Pollution Prevention Institute's intern program named best
The Kansas State University Pollution Prevention Institute's intern program has received the MVP2 award as the best pollution prevention project/program. (2009-09-16)
Air pollution increases risk of death in Gothenburg
People who live where there are high levels of air pollution have an increased risk of dying prematurely. (2016-03-24)
Stadium lighting affects bat behavior and may threaten biodiversity
A new Animal Conservation study shows that sports stadium lighting can alter patterns of bat species activity and feeding, which may in turn have cascading effects on other organisms and the ecosystem as a whole. (2015-07-24)
Unique cooperation for air pollution study between Hebrew University, Palestinians
Within the framework of a unique project of cooperation between the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Palestinian research organizations, two engineers of the Palestinian Meteorological Service have come to the university for training and advanced study. (2005-03-16)
Stagnant air pollution increases risk of death from breathing problems
Air pollution that sits over a city without being blown away by the wind increases the risk of death from breathing problems, according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference. (2003-05-19)
Cooking fuels contribute to childhood pneumonia in developing countries
Solid fuels used for cooking are the prevailing source of indoor pollution in developing countries. (2016-10-21)
A tale of two cities: Is air pollution improving in Paris and London?
For the first time, a joint air pollution study across two mega-cities -- London and Paris -- measures the impact of policies designed to reduce air pollution from urban traffic over the last 12 years. (2019-03-11)
Pollution shrinks fetus size: Brisbane study finds
Exposure to air pollution significantly reduces fetus size during pregnancy, according to a new study by Brisbane scientists. (2008-01-06)
Air pollution linked to irregular menstrual cycles
The air your teenage daughter breathes may be causing irregular menstrual cycles. (2018-01-25)
Lights out... light pollution alters reproduction cycle in lemurs
Besides obscuring the stars, light pollution can also disrupt the reproduction of light-sensitive animals. (2014-07-02)
The sun is brightening -- but not in China
Haze due to weak winds and air pollution is reducing surface solar radiation in China, which has major consequences for the climate, the environment and the economy. (2015-10-28)
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. (2012-01-25)
Prolonged exposure to air pollution leads to genetic changes in rat brains, study finds
Prolonged exposure to particulate matter in air pollution in the Los Angeles Basin triggered inflammation and the appearance of cancer-related genes in the brains of rats, a Cedars-Sinai study has found. (2018-05-08)
Air pollution exposure during pregnancy linked with asthma risk
Babies born to mothers exposed to air pollution from traffic during pregnancy have an increased risk of developing asthma before the age of six, according to new UBC research. (2016-02-09)
Clouds shield pollutants going out to sea
NASA scientists have the first evidence more regional pollution lurks in clouds than in clear skies off the Asian coastline. (2004-02-03)
Surface-level ozone pollution set to reduce tree growth 10 percent by 2100
Modern day concentrations of ground level ozone pollution are decreasing the growth of trees in the northern and temperate mid-latitudes, as shown in a paper publishing today in Global Change Biology. (2008-12-09)
Polluting China for the sake of economic growth
China's economic growth will continue to be energy-intensive and highly polluting for the foreseeable future with emissions and efficiency far below capital growth on the agenda, according to a study published in the International Journal of Global Energy Issues. (2012-04-27)
Environmental policy, pollution and economic growth
A new study suggests that air pollution policy reduces the extent to which population growth in metropolitan areas results in increased pollution emissions without disrupting the economic growth from this urbanization. (2017-08-09)
UGA scientist to study effect of air quality on unborn babies
From recent studies in many countries, scientists suspect a relationship between exposure to air pollution and health problems like preterm births, low birth weights, poor fetal development and mortality, said Luke Naeher, an environmental epidemiologist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. (2003-09-23)
Europe-wide study finds long-term exposure to even low levels of air pollution increases risk of lung cancer
Prolonged exposure to particulate air pollution increases the risk of lung cancer (particularly adenocarcinoma) even at levels below the European Union limit values, according to one of the largest studies of its kind published in The Lancet Oncology. (2013-07-09)
Exposure to air pollution in pregnancy does not increase symptoms of attention-deficit
A study of 30,000 children from seven European countries found no association between prenatal exposure to air pollution and symptoms of attention-deficit and hyperactivity. (2018-06-25)
Seabirds study shows plastic pollution reaching surprising levels off coast of Pacific Northwest
Plastic pollution off the northwest coast of North America is reaching the level of the notoriously polluted North Sea, according to a new study led by a researcher at the University of British Columbia. (2012-07-04)
Reduction in air pollution from wood stoves associated with significantly reduced risk of death
Male deaths from all-causes, but particularly cardiovascular and respiratory disease, could be significantly reduced with a decrease in biomass smoke (smoke produced by domestic cooking and heating and woodland fires), a paper published today on bmj.com suggests. (2013-01-08)
Briefing explores associations between air pollution and health outcomes
Health risks associated with high levels of air pollution may vary between neighborhoods across large urban populations. (2013-02-17)
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