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Allergy Risk Increased by Kerosene Use

... and to a lesser degree gas. The exposure to these pollutants could play a major role in the emergence of allergic diseases in both developing and developed countries....

Exposure to EMF may cause leukemia

...ersial theory, these attach themselves to airborne pollutants such as exhaust fumes, giving them an electrical charge and making them more likely to be deposited in the lungs when inhaled. ICNIRP sets international guidelines for protection against the electromagnetic fields associated with the transmission, ge...

Particulate matter affects lung development

...st one ingredient of the hazy cocktail of airborne pollutants that come from the burning of fossil fuels (exhaust from a car or truck), and from emissions from factories or other sources. Scientists suspect that children with decreased lung function might be more susceptible to respiratory disease and more like...

Air Pollution and Heart Attacks

...exposure //to high levels of tiny particles of air pollutants increased the risk of a heart attack by 40 to 60 percent. The groups of people who are most vulnerable are those already at risk for heart disease. This would include elderly individuals and also people who have other risk factors for heart disease...

Clean air protects lives

... changes in public health policy. Industry-related pollutants and traffic emissions make up a large portion of pollutants around the world....

Air Pollution Tied to Stroke Risk

...week after admissions. The study shows two common pollutants were associated with an increase in the number of ...trogen dioxide (NO2) seem to be the most important pollutants and the effects appear to be stronger on warm days,” says Chun-Yuh Yang, Ph.D., M.P.H., professor, d...

Unborn Found To Be More Sensitive to Pollution

...abies are particularly sensitive to cancer-causing pollutants found in the air, report researchers who studied p...es // .Past studies in mice have shown exposure to pollutants is more harmful to fetuses than their mothers, despite the fact the placenta filters out most of the...

Pollution Found To Impair Lung Development

...thern California. They measured the effects of air pollutants including nitrogen oxide, acid vapor, and elemental carbon on the lungs of participants. The data showed children living in polluted cities had a lower capacity to exhale than children living in cleaner cities. Thus researchers say potential long-ter...

Pollution can cause damage to fetus in womb

...placenta to affect the fetus. Some common 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 s...

Pollutants may affect male fertility

Environmental pollutants may affect male fertility. The persistent organochlorine pollutants (POP) present //in the environment can cause changes in the sex ratio of the children of the people ...

Environmental Factors Found To Have An Impact On The Sex of A Child

...the sex of a child . The study shows environmental pollutants could be changing the ratio of sperm carrying the ...looked at the effects of persistent organochlorine pollutants (POPs) among 149 Swedish fishermen. The men fished in the Baltic Sea, which is heavily polluted. The...

Environmental Factors Found To Have An Impact On The Sex of A Child

...the sex of a child . The study shows environmental pollutants could be changing the ratio of sperm carrying the ...looked at the effects of persistent organochlorine pollutants (POPs) among 149 Swedish fishermen. The men fished in the Baltic Sea, which is heavily polluted. The...

Prenatal exposure to air pollution causes chromosomal damage

...wered questionnaires giving details of the kind of pollutants they might be exposed to. Genetic alterations that happen in babies had been linked with incidence of leukemia and other forms of cancer in later life. Researchers feel there may be more health hazards related to chromosomal changes that are yet to...

Air pollution to affect diabetes patients’ cardiovascular risks

...ind out why diabetic patients are sensitive to air pollutants and how these pollutant particles affect the function of the vascular system of the people suffering from diabetes. The findings of the research will be published in the new edition of the journal Circulation....

Noise pollution can cause harm in cognitive development of children

...onducted a cross-nation study to see the effect of pollutants like noise from the traffic and aircrafts on the health of the children. They had assessed the health of 2844 children in the age group of 9 to 10 years who attendee schools close to the airports in Netherlands, Spain, and UK. Researchers had taken t...

Air Pollution Linked To Heart Disease And Heart Attacks

...other human activities spew a bewildering array of pollutants into that air. On days when air pollution levels are high, there are more heart attacks and hospitalizations for heart disease, stroke, heart failure flare-ups, and lung trouble. Air contamination also has long-term effects on heart health, reports...

Air Pollution Increases Risk For Heart Disease In Women

...ollutants, 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 baseline, had fewer years of educatio...

Athletes Are More Prone To Environmental Pollutants Due To Choice Of Diet

...al populations through the dietary intake of these pollutants have been also assessed. Athletes, and in general...take of arsenic, cadmium, mercury, lead, and other pollutants by elite sportsmen and sportswomen of Catalonia, Spain, was assessed, and was found higher than the ...

Air pollution found to increase risk of ischemic stroke

...at future research will focus on finding out which pollutants are most toxic, and which patients are at greatest risk for health problems stemming from air pollution. The fact that reducing exposure to particulate matter may reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks is a very promising finding towards preve...

Salmon Fish Benefits: Which Kind Is Better?

...c salmon, are contaminated with more environmental pollutants such as mercury, PCBs, and dioxins compared to Pac...cer and non-cancer health risks of exposure to the pollutants in salmon. In addition, the study looked at the benefits associated with consumption of salmon fish....

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