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Fright could be more harmful

...e reports of mass illness - on 29 September, paint fumes set off a bioterrorism scare at a school in Washington State, sending 16 students and a teacher to the hospital. Just after the beginning of the current anthrax scare a liquid, which turned out to be window cleaning fluid, was sprayed at a Maryland s...

Occupational exposurer aises respiratory symptoms

...leven year period reveals how exposure to dust and fumes in the workplace is linked to a significant increa... cent of the participants were exposed to dust and fumes in the workplace; between six and 19 per cent of all respiratory symptoms and 14.4 per cent of asthm...

Household Pollutants Found To Increase Asthma Risk

Exposure to the fumes emitted from solvents and cleaning products at home may increase the risk of childhood asthma, say researchers // based on findings from a recent study. Researchers found the levels of indoor volatile organic compounds were significantly higher in th...

Pollution can cause damage to fetus in womb

...mon such air pollutants are vehicle exhaust fumes, fumes from cigarettes, and smoke from burnings carried out for commercial purposes. Examining 265 pairs of newborns and their mothers in New York City, the study was aimed to find out if environmental toxicity affects the susceptibility to cancer in human ...

Traffic Smoke May Damage DNA

... Taiwan, scientists have found // that the traffic fumes inhaled during working at a toll station can damag...y toll station workers who were exposed to traffic fumes versus workers of an office setting. Using average and cumulative traffic density and a biomarker of...

Air Pollution Increases Risk For Heart Disease In Women

...e exposure to ambient air pollutants, occupational fumes and dust, and indoor pollutants such as secondhand tobacco smoke. None had any history of CHD, stroke, or diabetes. During the 22-year follow-up, there were 155 fatal CHD cases in females and 95 among males. Those who died of CHD were older at basel...

Incorrect lifestyle may be the cause of male infertility

...ts believe that nitrogen oxide and lead in exhaust fumes may be the culprits. Scrotal hyperthermia has been identified as another risk factor for male infertility according to a study published in the February issue of the journal Human Reproduction. Scientists from the State University of New York at St...

The Falling Sperm Count In Men

...n that Nitrogen di oxide and Lead from the exhaust fumes of vehicles maybe the main culprit causing infertility in men. A few studies are underway on this aspect. Fast Foods : The fast foods usually contain Soy and this mimics estrogen or the female hormone and causes imbalances in the hormones in men...

High Pollution Levels Lead To Heart Problems

...esota.// Healthy volunteers were exposed to diesel fumes which resulted in arteries losing a part of their ...rapping the fine particles from exhaust fumes. The fumes are capable of triggering cardiovascular problems and heart attacks. The pollutants from diesel engi...

Air pollution increases asthma in Canada

...re to passive smoking, dust mites, pesticides, the fumes given off by some plastics, and volatile organic compounds in solvents and other chemicals may also play a role in the development of asthma. Research scientist Teresa To at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children said that the quality of indoor air i...

Exposure To Solvents May Harm Pregnant Women And Newborns

...nt women and newborns should avoid exposure to the fumes of solvents used in house renovations.Contact with such materials, which contain dyes and lacquers//, could give rise to allergies in young children, said Norbert Englert, an environmental medical specialist at Germany's environmental agency. Pregn...

The Multi-Faceted Chemical Benzene

...ing or working near high concentrations of exhaust fumes are exposed to far greater daily doses of benzene than have been found in soft drinks and drinking water, yet most governments and the World Health Organization (WHO) have set extremely low guidelines for the chemical when it is likely to be consumed...

Work Related Cancer on the Rise in Australia

...tributed to exposure to asbestos, passive smoking, fumes and exhaust at work. Several cases of bladder and colon cancers were also found to have a work related origin. Professor Lin Fritschi, lead author of the report says about 11 per cent of cancers in men and 2 per cent in woman appear to have a work-...

Use Of Indoor Swimming Pools Linked To Development Of Asthma In Children

...n they produced proof on the production of harmful fumes by the chlorine present in swimming pools that react with the sweat or urine, damaging the lungs. Their study found that children who regularly swam in the indoor pools built up large quantities of proteins that caused damage to cells in the lungs....

Agricultural Workers Taken ill after Inhaling Toxic Fumes in Orissa

... most of them women, were taken ill after inhaling fumes of an insecticide sprayed in a field in Orissa's B...l said Thursday. The agricultural workers inhaled fumes of the highly toxic Thimet at a field at Khairmal village, some 15 km from the district headquarters...

Benefits Of Aromatherapy

...most are poorly constructed and give off unhealthy fumes and soot. Who should, or shouldn't, use oils? Widely sold in health food stores and beauty chain stores, essential oils do have chemical properties that can affect the brain and enter the bloodstream, and for some patients may be toxic when comb...

Nurses in Intensive Care Sickened by noxious fumes at Toronto Hospital

...pital in Richmond Hill were sickened after noxious fumes seeped into the ventilation system on Friday. // Two nurses developed breathing difficulties and needed treatment. However no patients were affected. The nurses fell ill at around 11 a.m. after they reported smelling something 'musty'. Some vomit...

Raging Fire Consumes 45 Lives in a Drug Rehab Hospital in Moscow

...n. Some of the inmates were choked to death by the fumes when asleep. The metal gate from the corridor was locked preventing the frantic inmates from escaping the horrifying fire. Apparently this gate was locked to prevent drug addicts from leaving the premises. Some windows on the second floor of this fiv...

Exposure to Chlorinated Swimming Pools Could Increase Asthma Risk in Children

... are thought to exacerbate the problem by trapping fumes inside, thus forcing swimmers to inhale higher concentrations of the chemicals. The former Olympic swimmer Samantha Riley began swimming as a child to help combat her asthma. Riley, who now runs a chain of indoor pools in Queensland, doubts tha...

Residents Of Gas Patch In Colorado Suffering In Silence

...ation, nausea and dizziness from breathing noxious fumes that emanate from the rigs. Yet, their complaints that the fumes are causing illness do not elicit any action, simply because there's no medical data to back it up. ...

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