Navigation Links
Death by Smog in California

Recent estimates of deaths from breathing smog are revealed to be twice as high as previous estimates in the Los Angeles Basin. //

Unlike previous studies, researchers led by Michael Jerrett, associate professor of preventive medicine, measured specific amounts of soot and number of deaths in several neighborhoods rather than annual citywide averages.

Mortality from heart attacks and other serious chronic illnesses like lung cancer have been found to be two to three times higher than previous studies

Air pollution in the form of soot comes from vehicles, factories and other sources. This fine particulate matter lodges in the lungs causing diseases or aggravating existing ones.

The study revealed that the highest rates of smog related Studies conducted by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency's revealed that about 66 per million Californians are at a risk of contracting cancer because of air pollution. Researchers at Harvard University also found that with the decline of soot pollution in some northeastern cities deaths declined as well.

With advancements in technology the size of the fine particle keeps getting finer such that it can even cross the lung into the bloodstream creating heart problems. Results of the study, point to the need to strengthen national standards of fine particulates.

The study revealed that the highest rates of smog related deaths occurred in the Inland Empire, where prevailing winds blow the diesel soot in. Mountain ranges in western Riverside and San Bernardino counties trap the soot leading to increased health risks.

According to Jerret the existing mortality estimate was based on a 2002 national study of 500,000 people that used just three monitors in the L.A. basin, missing major pockets of pollution unlike the new study, which analyzed soot measurements and deaths in 269 ZIP Codes and 23 monitoring sites across the basin.

A separat e USC study conducted revealed that air pollution from ozone causes reduced sperm counts with about a 3% drop in sperm as ozone level increased.

USC researchers also plan to conduct a study on the possible relationship between ozone and infertility in men.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. White Cells Count Can Predict Heart Attack Death Risk
2. Bayer Voluntarily Withdraws BAYCOL - A Drug Associated With 50 Deaths
3. AIDS toll set to exceed Black Death
4. Fish Oil Fights Arrhythmias, Sudden Death
5. Painkiller Linked to Deaths
6. Death due to premature heartbeat after exercise
7. Preventing Childhood Deaths
8. Death Risk Higher in Obese Women with Colon Cancer
9. Death Among the Homeless
10. Diabetes on the Increase but Death Rate Falling
11. Drug Users and Risk of Death
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/23/2017)... Jose, California (PRWEB) , ... August 23, 2017 , ... ... San Jose, California, office at 1530 The Alameda, Suite 115. The office is located ... has changed, the contact information remains the same. Clients can still call the office ...
(Date:8/23/2017)... ... August 23, 2017 , ... Loyale Healthcare ... Growth. Mr. Smith joins other recent high-profile hires including Frank Massi, Chief Revenue ... began in 1993, helping physician practices and hospitals automate their clinical and financial ...
(Date:8/23/2017)... ... ... Earlier this month, the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) , the ... healthcare information exchange and a trusted advisor to the U.S. Department of Health and ... by Donald W. Rucker, MD, head of the Office of the National Coordinator for ...
(Date:8/23/2017)... ... August 23, 2017 , ... CEFEX, the Centre ... to the standards representing best practices in the retirement plan industry. The independent ... and helps to verify that NFP’s retirement division focuses on putting clients’ interests ...
(Date:8/23/2017)... ... August 23, 2017 , ... Nightingale College continues the ... Back Day is a time Nightingale College dedicates to serving and volunteering for organizations ... on donations and volunteers or those that need a little extra help. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/17/2017)... , Aug. 17, 2017 MJAC2017 , the ... Canna Broadcast Media, today reveals its leading lineup. ... Inc., a global cannabis innovator specializing in the development of ... the conference. MassRoots, Rambridge™ and The Green Organic Dutchman are ... and Namaste Vapes™ as silver sponsors. ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... 2017 Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO), is ... residents. Naloxone is available without ... retail pharmacy, G-3320 Beecher Road. ... Drug Administration, is intended to block or reverse the ... loss of consciousness. The medication is often carried by ...
(Date:8/14/2017)... and PETACH TIKVAH, Israel ... (NASDAQ: BCLI), a leading developer of adult stem cell ... second quarter ending June 30, 2017. ... of preparing for our pivotal Phase 3 trial to ... Lebovits , President and Chief Executive Officer of BrainStorm. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: