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Air pollution affects the heart

...n the heart among the young and old.There are tiny pollutant particles called PM10s, which have a diameter of less than ten micrometres. These can cause problems with lung and heart function, by entering the circulation, especially in people with pre-existing disease. According to a new study by researchers ...

Air pollution may raise risk of lung cancer

Strong new evidence suggests that an air pollutant emitted by power plants and vehicles raises the risk of lung cancer.City living can increase your chances of dying from lung cancer or heart disease//, and the culprits are particles of air pollution. The study authors contend that simply living in a...

Elevated Ozone Levels Hurt Sperm Count

...he atmosphere--at ground level, where it is an air pollutant that can damage human health, and far up in the stratosphere, where it helps shield the Earth from harmful ultraviolet radiation. According to Sokol, in these very fertile young men, the drop did not make much of a difference. Their average counts w...

Air Pollution Found To Accelerate Heart Disease

...ipants' artery inner-lining thickness increased as pollutant amount increased. The association between the two was greatest among people over age 60, women, and those taking cholesterol-lowering medication. Thus researchers say air pollution causes the body to produce oxidants that cause inflammatory reaction...

Air pollution to affect diabetes patients’ cardiovascular risks

...pointed out that on the days the air contains more pollutant particles, the ability of the blood vessels to con...ts. Researchers have evaluated different kinds of pollutant particles and have found that blood vessel reactions were most hampered by higher concentrations of ...

Arsenic poisoning reactions can be traced to genes

The reaction to a common water pollutant called arsenic may not be the same in all people. Researchers have // pointed out to a gene called CYT19 in people, particularly in children, that may be responsible for varied reactions to the metal called arsenic. Arsenic exposure had long been as...

“Alcohol” To “Cancer”: I Hereby Invite You To Join Me At The Earlest

...dehyde into crotonaldehyde (CrA), an environmental pollutant that has been shown to cause cancer in animals. This chemical in turn altered DNA, which caused the normal cells to become malignant. If more studies are conducted, then, it may provide a mechanism to explain how alcohol consumption increases the r...

High Pollution Levels Lead To Heart Problems

.... The pollutants from diesel engines generate more pollutant particles than petrol driven engines. So this may not be applicable to petrol vehicles also. There has also been a higher incidence of heart related problems with rising pollution levels. The fine-particle pollutants are particularly responsible f...

A taxi could increase your exposure to pollution

... traffic where you are directly in the path of the pollutant source. Also, the fact that taxis are probably on the road for much longer than your average car could cause an accumulation of ultra fine particles." The study was carried out as part of the DAPPLE (Dispersion of Air Pollution & Penetration into t...

Exposure To Cadmium Associated With Increased Cancer Risk

...in The Lancet Oncology. // Cadmium, a ubiquitous pollutant in industrial nations, has toxic effects. Due to its slow half-life, it accumulates in the body over a person’s lifetime. The amount of cadmium that is excreted in a person's urine can be used as a biomarker of exposure. Exposure occurs through conta...

Contaminated Land Can Be Cleaned By Micro-Organisms

... plants, giving them the ability to biodegrade the pollutant more efficiently. Prof Bruce said that as a part of the process the team had utilized the bacteria and put it into plants with large amounts of biomass so as to degrade the explosive and make it harmless. The method can be sustained as its cost and m...

Can Second Hand Smoke Cause Cancer?

Secondhand smoke has already been declared an air pollutant by the regulators in Canada. The California Environmental Protection Agency has also declared that younger women can // contract breast cancer as a result of this, even though other groups like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Nati...

Pollutant TBT Affects Hearing in Marine Mammals

...n). The study indicates that this environmental pollutant appears to alter the balance of chloride ions in the outer hair cell. Sensitive hearing in mammals relies on cochlear amplification resulting from the motor activity of outer hair cells. Hence marine mammals are the only group of animals that have ou...

Maharashtra warns against Mahim's 'miracle' water

...ration (BMC) Saturday conducted tests to establish pollutant levels in the water and warned people against waterborne diseases from consumption. "The water in the Mahim creek is absolutely not potable. Samples of water taken from the creek showed low chloride content, which in itself is harmful. The samples ...

Childhood vaccines may lose their power of long-term protection with exposure to chemical pollutants.

...hemicals //popularly used in the industry- example pollutant polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) This became clear after Grandjean and colleagues investigated the response to vaccination in two companions from the Faroe Islands, known for its high level of PCB. This was measured by examining the blood sample f...

Environmental Pollutants Could Impact the Size of Sexual Organs

...reenland polar bears for a correlation between the pollutant levels in body tissue and the size of sexual organs. Exposure to high levels of environmental pollutants called organohalogen compounds (OHCs) seems to reduce the size of sexual organs in male and female polar bears, the health portal Medical News ...

Asthma Symptoms Linked to Soot from Diesel Trucks in So. Bronx

...y’s principal researchers. The major type of air pollutant that was associated with symptoms of asthma was elemental carbon. This type of carbon, called black soot, is found in diesel exhaust and is a component of particulate matter in pollution that is smaller than 2.5 microns. This type of carbon has been ...

Stakes Higher for Elderly Women Exposed to Air Pollution

...Protection Agency (EPA) to raise its limits on air pollutant concentrations. Though the EPA had tightened its daily limit for these tiny specks, known as fine particulates in September, it has left the average annual limit untouched, allowing a concentration of 15 millionths of a gram for every cubic meter o...

Indoor Air Pollution Biggest Heath Threat

...his produces a large amount of smoke and other air pollutant within the confines of the home resulting in high exposure. It is mainly the women and children who are mainly affected by his. Exposure to the pollutants lead many kinds of diseases like pneumonia in children and chronic respiratory problems in ad...

Indoor Air Pollution Biggest Health Threat

...his produces a large amount of smoke and other air pollutant within the confines of the home resulting in high exposure. It is mainly the women and children who are mainly affected by his. Exposure to the pollutants lead many kinds of diseases like pneumonia in children and chronic respiratory problems in ad...

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