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Bad Air Day Alert: Outdoor Air Pollutants at High Level

ST. PAUL, Minn., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Higher summertime levels of outdoor ground-level ozone, microscopic particle pollution like smoke and smog, as well as other air pollutants may cause anyone who is sensitive to these airborne contaminants to experience shortness of breath, wheezin...

To what extent can environmental pollutants and alcohol affect GI health?

CHICAGO, IL (May 31, 2009) - New research quantifies the precise effects of environmental pollutants and alcohol intake on gastrointestinal (GI) health. Both studies being presented this week during Digestive Disease Week 2009 (DDW ) offer concrete evidence that the environment and alcohol inta...

Higher levels of pollutants found in fish caught near a coal-fired power plant

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 7 Emissions from coal-fired power plants may be an important source of water pollution and fish contamination, say researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health in a study being presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Ass...

Climate Change May Boost Contact With Pollutants

Exposure to elevated ozone levels associated with increased hospital admissions FRIDAY, Dec. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Global climate change may lead to a rise in health problems due to increased exposure to harmful air pollutants, suggest researchers who reviewed studies projecting the i...

Research on to Find Link Between Airborne Pollutants and Respiratory Illness

Philip K. Hopke, professor and director of Clarkson's Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science (CARES) is an internationally respected expert// on airborne pollution who serves on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Science advisory board. He is also one of scores of health official...

Environmental Pollutants Could Impact the Size of Sexual Organs

High levels of certain environmental pollutants could impact the size of sexual organs in animals and probably humans, say scientists.// Christian Sonne and colleagues at National Environmental Research Institute at Denmark checked 55 male and 44 female East Greenland polar bears for a correla...

Exposure to Pollutants Reduce The Effectiveness Of Vaccines In Children

According to a new study exposure to pollutants, like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), which are chemicals that are widely used in industry// could have a direct effect in reducing the immune response of the child to the vaccinations. It was explained that Grandjean and colleagues from the Un...

Industrial and Environmental pollutants increase diabetes risk

Researchers have found that exposure to pollutants increase the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The study was conducted on fisherman families eating// salmon fish containing high levels of chemicals and pollutants known as Persistent Organochlorine Pollutants which includes Polychlorinated biph...

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

The alliance between diet and health is well recognized, however, it is frequently difficult to establish a causal relationship between a particular dietary component and a specific health endpoint. This is of special interest // particularly for environmental pollutants, as most of them reach huma...

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 the homes of children with as...

Aurora St. Luke's Healing Garden Earns LEED Certification

...n the HVAC system protect against microorganisms. This also keeps components clean to reduce energy and maintenance costs. The conservatory is free of pollutants such as aerosol adhesives, anti-corrosive and anti-rust paints. This is Aurora Health Care's first LEED certified project. Aurora Health Care i...

Air Quality Action Day Declared for Today, July 28, 2009

...pooling or vanpooling. To find a carpool partner or vanpool, visit nycommute.org or 511ny.org . Refuel after dark. This prevents certain pollutants from being emitted into the air that react with sunlight and heat to create ground-level ozone. Bring lunch to work instead of driving out to g...

Air Quality Action Day Declared for Saturday, July 25, 2009

...pooling or vanpooling. To find a carpool partner or vanpool, visit nycommute.org or 511ny.org . Refuel after dark. This prevents certain pollutants from being emitted into the air that react with sunlight and heat to create ground-level ozone. Bring lunch to work instead of driving out to g...

Health Care Without Harm Partners With Clinton Climate Initiative to Help Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities Reduce Environmental Impact

...nd other carbon reduction strategies in healthcare facilities. Hospitals and healthcare facilities emit large quantities of carbon and other pollutants associated with climate change. As the second most energy intensive commercial sector of the U.S. economy, healthcare consumes more than 73 trillion ...

Oakland Port Commission Seeks Resolution to Allow Local Officials Real Power to Clean Up Diesel Truck Pollution; Improve Security, Safety

...Commission President Victor Uno. "Unless Congress brings transportation law into the 21st Century, we will fail to permanently reduce the toxic diesel pollutants that are contributing to serious illnesses such as asthma and cancer amongst children, port drivers and residents." The Port of Los Angeles becam...

Latest trinational report presents most complete picture of North American industrial pollution

...ory (NEI) for criteria air contaminants-a group of pollutants associated with issues such as smog, acid rain, an... one-quarter-of the 5.5 billion kilograms of toxic pollutants reported by all sectors in 2005. The industry was ...ve toxicants were released annually. Most of these pollutants were released to air and water. The perspective...

Asthma rates and where you live

... may indicate that homes in which residents are less likely to move receive less frequent and thorough cleanings, leading to an accumulation of indoor pollutants known to trigger asthma. Similarly, the association of higher interaction potential and increased asthma may signify overcrowding, which also leads t...

Semen quality depends upon antioxidants

...uality and human fertility parameters. In addition, emphasis has been placed in recent years on the significance of babies being exposed to toxins and pollutants (pesticides, xenoestrogens, etc.) while in the womb, which could also compromise their future reproductive capacity when they grow to be adults". ...

Is your environment damaging your health? New center aims to find out

...ch year, because of the damage minute particles of pollutants could do to the heart and lungs. However, ther...rrently limited evidence about the effects of most pollutants on people's health, because much of the relevant d...arge numbers of people and analyse in detail which pollutants they are exposed to during their daily lives. Its ...

Environmental pollution increases the risk of liver disease

... examined chronic low-level exposure to 111 common pollutants including lead, mercury, PCBs and pesticides and t... unexplained liver disease in adults. The specific pollutants included were detectable in 60 percent or more of ...n to examine the additive effects of environmental pollutants on liver disease in children and adults with risk ...

Short-Term Air Pollution Exposure May Damage DNA

...s of particulate matter in foundries are similar to those found after exposure to ambient air pollution, our results open new hypotheses about how air pollutants modify human health," Baccarelli said. The changes in the foundry workers' genes may have been caused by DNA methylation, a chemical transformatio...

IQAir HealthPro Plus Wins Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval Award

...rents." The HealthPro Plus combines four advanced filtration technologies to effectively remove a large variety of particulate and molecular air pollutants found in homes today. The HealthPro Plus' award-winning design employs progressive phase-purification through a pre-filter, a granular activated carb...

Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Offers Support for Hydroxycut Recall

..., using androgens, testosterone or pro-hormones, consuming alcohol on a regular basis, using prescription and non-prescription drugs or exposed to air pollutants and other environmental chemicals." L-Tox was formulated to complement Max Muscle's other intestinal detoxification and health products inclu...

Stopgap DNA repair needs a second step

...Department has been studying DNA repair for some two decades: 'Considering that the DNA of each cell is damaged about 20,000 times a day by radiation, pollutants and harmful chemicals produced within the body, it's obvious that without effective DNA repair, life as we know it could not exist. Most types of dama...

Cleanose Personal Air Filters Offer Added Protection From Inhaled Viruses/ Swine Flu/ H1N1 and Other Inhaled Dangers

...nasally-inhaled air and removing airborne germs, allergens and/or noxious particles. Through our product, we hope to educate people about the harms of pollutants and contaminants while working to rid the world of these inhaled poisons. Cleanose is manufactured right here in the United States. WCC prides its...

Asthma and Allergy Sufferers: Take in a Breath of Clean Air While Driving

...at is designed to clean and protect the air inside the vehicle. It prevents pollutants such as ozone, particulates, pollen, dirt, dust and soot -- that aggravate ...in air filters can get clogged and actually multiply the dangers from these pollutants when the heating and air conditioning system blows them around inside the c...

New American Lung Association Report Finds 60 Percent of Americans Live in Areas Where Air is Dirty Enough to Endanger Lives

...e pollution is a toxic mix of microscopic soot, diesel exhaust, chemicals, metals and aerosols. It is the most dangerous and deadly of the outdoor air pollutants that are widespread in America. Breathing in particle pollution can increase the risk of early death, heart attacks, strokes and emergency room visits...

Pennsylvania DEP Releases Evaluation of Air Quality Program

...ion report released today. "This report shows we are doing a better job of protecting the public's health and the environment by reducing harmful pollutants and emissions such as nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, ground-level ozone, particulate matter and carbon monoxide," said DEP Secretary John Hanger. "B...

Whiter laundry and a surprising new treatment for kids' eczema

..." he said. "Between the tears, she said 'I'm crying because I know I'm going to get better.' " Scientists believe eczema may be triggered by urban pollutants and toxins and/or allergies, and certainly shows a genetic tendency. "We don't have all the answers and are still learning about this disease," Lio sa...

BioRay's LiverLife Reduces Food Allergies in Autistic Children

...verLife(TM) work to eliminate toxins by opening phase I and phase II detox pathways in the liver, rendering the body less susceptible to environmental pollutants and allergens. "LiverLife(TM) performs an important role for anyone living in a post World War II era. It is vitally important that our liver is healt...

Secondhand Smoke Quickly Affects Blood Vessels

...s little as 10 minutes exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke and other air pollutants such as wood smoke and smoke from cooking oil, say U.S. researchers. Th...ground information in an American Physiological Society news release. Smoke pollutants contain fine particles that trigger responses in heart and blood vessels. ...

A 'bionic nose' that knows

... School of Chemistry has engineered new molecules that have the power to identify targets -- such as biomarkers in cancer, materials in explosives, or pollutants in water --even when present in miniscule amounts. Prof. Shabat's invention, like a bionic nose, can "sniff out" these trace molecules and amplify the...

Martek and Ragasa Sign Multi-Year Exclusive Supply Agreement

...often incorrectly thought to be the only source of DHA omega-3. However , life'sDHA offers a trusted, vegetarian form of DHA that contains no oceanic pollutants or toxins. Fish are sources of DHA because of the DHA-rich microalgae in their food chain; life'sDHA is derived directly from microalgae, a renewabl...

City Kids May Breathe Easier in the Country

...miting allergic children's exposure to outdoor air pollutants can improve lung function while reducing inflammat...ere monitored at both sites. "A whole host of pollutants in the air of cities in economically developed cou...few days of cleaner air." Some of the problem pollutants in the air of industrialized countries are ozone, ...

Ozone Pollution Taking Toll on American Lives

...piratory deaths." "That suggests that we can't just regulate particulate matter or ozone," Jerrett continued. "We have to look at dealing with both pollutants because they're both exerting major impacts, but on different mortality outcomes." An estimated 240,000 people in the United States and 7.7 million...

Your Home May Be Harming You: Environmental Protection Agency States Indoor Environments Are 5-20 Times More Polluted Than Outdoors

...ten unaware they're being regularly exposed to an unhealthy level of indoor pollutants and contaminants in their own home or workplace. Test samples are sent to ...'s recommendations to correct and improve the quality of tested areas. Some pollutants can be easily removed, while others may require significant action. In...

City Kids Find the Breathin' Is Easier Elsewhere

...n increases the use of asthma medicines and leads to more hospitalizations for asthma, according to background information in the current study. Other pollutants have been associated with a predisposition to respiratory infections, wheezing and a stronger reaction to inhaled allergens. What had not been stu...

PA DEP Finds Air Quality Around Schools to be Safe

...on today reported it found no unsafe levels of air pollutants or metals after extensively examining air quality ...e to do so. We simply have not found the levels of pollutants the newspaper's testing seemed to indicate. "...total excess lifetime cancer risk from exposure to pollutants at these schools is within the acceptable range id...

Environmental Defense Fund Welcomes EPA Clean Air Standards to Reduce Hazardous Diesel Pollution

... In June 2006, EPA finalized protective standards for new stationary diesel engines that will reduce nitrogen oxides, particulate matter and other pollutants from each new engine by about 90 percent. EPA's proposal today, addressing existing stationary diesel engines, is another important step in providi...

American Lung Association of New England Launches Online Asthma Control Test

...ut is 9.3%, according to the CDC. W h y Asthma Management is Important Asthma attacks usually occur in reaction to allergens, certain air pollutants such as secondhand smoke, weather conditions, respiratory illnesses such as cold or flu, and even stress. Proper asthma management is important becau...
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