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

AIRMD Advises Homeowners and Businesses to Test For Indoor Air Quality to Create Better Health BOCA RATON, Fla., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recent report, the Florida Department of Health has received many complaints from homeowners throughout the state of Florida stating the drywall in t...

Extracts of catfish caught in polluted waters cause breast cancer cells to multiply

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 7 Exposing estrogen-sensitive breast cancer cells to extracts of channel catfish caught in areas with heavy sewer and industrial waste causes the cells to multiply, according to a University of Pittsburgh study being presented at the annual meeting of the American Public He...

Eating Polluted Fish can Increase the Risk of Diabetes

Eating fish polluted by manmade toxic chemicals and industrial effluents in sea and soil could increase your diabetes risk, a new study shows. // Until now, obesity was thought to be the most important factor in the development of type 2 diabetes - a disorder in which the body does not produce...

Act Now To Cleanse Highly Polluted River Hindon, Says Study

The Hindon in western Uttar Pradesh has become one of India's most polluted rivers due to callous industries as well as indifferent authorities and is causing serious diseases // , says a new study. A once clean river has been reduced to a trunk sewer passing through urban towns, carrying a h...

Tamil Nadu Air Samples Among The Most Polluted In The Country

Chennai,Jun 5. Air samples from Tamil Nadu are among the most polluted, a national study of 'toxic gases in ambient //air' conducted in various parts of the country has revealed. Two samples from Tamil Nadu were found to be among the three most polluted samples out of 21 air samples collecte...

Great Lakes Fish in Canada Heavily Polluted

Great Lakes are a group of five large lakes in North America on or near the Canada-United States border. They are the largest group of fresh water lakes on Earth. A report released by Environmental Defense shows that levels of toxic chemicals in the lakes are alarmingly high. The ...

A 'shrimp cocktail' to fuel cars and trucks

... catalysts cannot be reused and must be neutralized with large amounts of water another increasingly scarce resource leaving behind large amounts of polluted wastewater. The researchers describe development of a new catalyst produced from shrimp shells. In laboratory tests, the shrimp shell catalysts ...

Health and Environmental Groups Announce Intent to Sue Illinois Coal Plant Owners for Violating Clean Air Act

... cheaply as possible," said Faith Bugel, Senior Attorney for the Environmental Law and Policy Center. "People living near these plants have to breathe polluted air because Midwest Generation wants to cut costs." "These dirty coal plants are a threat to the public health and safety, as well as a liabili...

Wildlife faces cancer threat

...s fatal disease, conservationists are relocating cancer-free Tasmanian devils to geographically isolated areas or zoos. Many species living within polluted aquatic environments suffer high rates of cancerous tumors, and studies strongly suggest links between wildlife cancers and human pollutants. For exam...

Short-Term Air Pollution Exposure May Damage DNA

... Gene reprogramming can occur in just 3 days time SUNDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- Breathing polluted air for even a short period of time can cause some genes to undergo reprogramming, which may affect a person's risk of developing cancer and other dis...

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

...ge levels). Nine cities in the list of the 25 most polluted by year-round particle pollution showed measurable...each, Fla. Sioux Falls, S.D. Nation's Most polluted Cities 10 U.S. Cities Most polluted by Short-term Particle Pollution (24 Hour PM2.5) ...

Kaiser Permanente Continues to Spread Health With New Ads Debuting in April

...ve total health. "Mural," a bilingual commercial featuring Latin music, tells a story of young artists in an urban neighborhood who start with a polluted environment, and create a beautiful mural of a park with a farmers market and a soccer field, demonstrating how healthy environments play an instrumen...

USAID World Water Day Statement

... precious and hard to find. More than a billion people in the developing world do not have access to clean water, and in many cases rely on water from polluted rivers, lakes, and unsafe wells or piped water supplies. The consequences are catastrophic, and the ever increasing competition for decreasing amounts...

Defective Chinese Drywall Lawsuit: Florida Homeowners' Associations and Condominium Associations Plagued by Defective Chinese Drywall Urged to Investigate their Rights

... According to an article on Newsinferno.com , since January, the Florida Health Department has received scores of complaints about drywall that has polluted homes with a putrid, "rotten-egg" smell. Many homeowners have also complained that the fumes coming from this material are causing air condi...

Broccoli may help protect against respiratory conditions like asthma

...s an increase of antioxidant enzymes in the human airway that offers protection against the onslaught of free radicals that we breathe in every day in polluted air, pollen, diesel exhaust and tobacco smoke. A supercharged form of oxygen, free radicals can cause oxidative tissue damage, which leads to inflamma...

Avon Foundation Convened Breast Cancer Experts in Miami to Address Prevention Strategies at Annual Forum

...duction strategies. Dr. Sonenshein studied exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which come from incomplete combustion of fossil fuels, polluted air or water, cigarette smoke and charcoal broiled foods. Her research identified that green tea (EGCG) helps prevent the PAH carcinogen-induced inva...

Honeywell Home Comfort Products' Second Annual 'National Care About Your Indoor Air' Month

...ir poses particular risks for children, the elderly, the chronically ill and those affected by asthma and allergies, everyone is affected by breathing polluted air. Effects from exposure to poor indoor air may include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. Honeywe...

American Lung Association Announces Support of Pickens Plan

...s one of the foremost defenders of the Clean Air Act. The organization publishes the State of the Air Report each year, which ranks the nation's most polluted cities, and is a strategic leader on the impact of air quality on health. "Every person is dependent upon clean air for health and vitality....

Proposed Truck Clean-Up Rule Will Save Billions in Health-Related Costs for Truckers and Other Californians

...s their inability to deal with chronic illness and high medical costs. A leading contributor to chronic heart and lung disease in California is highly polluted air, and toxic diesel pollution is a core component of that health-threatening pollution. In California alone this year, diesel truck pollut...

Heavy Traffic Can Be Heartbreaking

...n is a larger challenge. In big U.S. cities, state and local agencies are required to report the Air Quality Index -- a measure of how pristine or polluted the air is -- each day, says AirNow, a federal government Web site on air quality. Depending on the level of concern, people with heart or lung diseas...

Indoor Allergy Week - Cleanaer™, the New Air Purifier that Helps Prevent Spread of the Common Cold While Removing Airborne Allergen

...d Liquidion™ technology are working with Indoor Allergy Week to raise awareness of how to improve air quality. The air in the home is often very polluted with unwanted allergens and bacteria. Considering we breathe in over 2000 times per day, it is essential to clean the air in the home. Cleanaer™...

Air Pollution Can Damage Heart, Blood Vessels, Too

...the recent Beijing Olympics. "Patients with cardiovascular disease shouldn't exercise outside on days with increased air pollution levels. On very polluted days, they should consider staying inside, and, during the winter, they should limit exposure to fireplace smoke," Kloner said. "Of course, the real s...

Beijing pollution may trigger heart attacks, strokes

...ic athletes aren't the only ones who need to be concerned about the heavily polluted air in Beijing. The dirty air may trigger serious cardiovascular problems f...urning factories. A more recent study has shown that people who live in polluted areas are more likely to have blood clots in their legs. Traveling long dis...

UPDATED: Deadly Asbestos Fibers Found on Chicago's Oak Street Beach

... from USEPA's Johns-Manville asbestos Superfund site in Waukegan, IL. This bungled clean-up attempt has contaminated the entire Illinois shoreline and polluted the drinking water supply http://www.illinoisdunesland.org/pdf/Chicago_Water_Bureau_Asbestos_Study.pd f. Camplin reviewed USEPA, CDC/ATSDR and state...

Deadly Asbestos Fibers Found on Chicago's Oak Street Beach

... from USEPA's Johns-Manville asbestos Superfund site in Waukegan, IL. This bungled clean-up attempt has contaminated the entire Illinois shoreline and polluted the drinking water supply http://www.illinoisdunesland.org/pdf/Chicago_Water_Bureau_Asbestos_Study.pd f. Camplin reviewed USEPA, CDC/ATSDR and state...

Air Pollution Linked to Blood Clots in Legs

...y 12 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term exposure to the tiny, dirty particles in polluted air seems to increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis, which are blood clo... blood vessels. Baccarelli and his colleagues assessed the effect of air polluted with particulate matter smaller than 10 micrometers in diameter -- about on...

American Lung Association Issues State of the Air Report: First City Outside California (Pittsburgh) Tops One of the Most-Polluted Lists

...ia, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, tops one of the most polluted lists in the ninth consecutive American Lung Assoc...sburgh moved to the top of the list of cities most polluted by short-term levels of particle pollution, a dead...ar-round particle pollution in each of the 25 most polluted cities. The ozone charts cover data from 1996 to 2...

EDR Poll Finds Environmental Professionals, Property Buyers and Lenders Eager to Apply New Vapor Intrusion Standard During Real Estate Transactions to Protect Health and Investments

...that has emerged as a significant environmental and health issue in recent years. It occurs when rapidly evaporating (volatile) chemicals migrate from polluted soil and groundwater in the form of vapors into overlying buildings. Thousands of properties nationwide are potentially at risk for vapor intrusion. P...

National Indoor Comfort Week - A Breath of Fresh Air for Allergy Sufferers

...ms running efficiently and safely throughout the year. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air can be up to 100 times more polluted than outdoor air, and indoor air pollution is now considered one of the country's top five urgent environmental risks to public health. These facts ar...

JCI online early table of contents: April 8, 2008

...he air that we breathe for chemicals that might threaten airway function. These sensory nerves are particularly sensitive to the oxidants that form in polluted air and to chlorine, which is often released in industrial accidents, and their stimulation by exposure to such chemicals causes coughing, sneezing, s...

Sea salt worsens coastal air pollution: study

...efficiently produced at night by the reaction of the nitrogen oxide N2O5 in polluted air with chloride from sea salt. With the help of sunlight, the chemical th...n the lower atmosphere." The paper High levels of nitryl chloride in the polluted subtropical marine boundary layer is available in the April 6, 2008 advance...

Live Healthier ... ZAP Those Germs!

...ng to the Environmental Protection Agency, 90 percent of cold and flu germs are spread indoors. -- In fact, indoor air can be up to 70 times more polluted than the outdoor environment -- Some cold and flu viruses can stay on surfaces for up to 72 hours, increasing the chance of spreading germs f...

New sensor system improves detection of lead, heavy metals

...ker, simpler and easier method of monitoring toxic metal exposures in high-risk populations, such as industrial workers, children and people living in polluted areas. A bit larger than a lunchbox, the new detection system is field-deployable with plug-and-play features that allow different sensors to be ...

Can hantavirus infection spread among humans?

...ans when a bank vole, for instance, releases Puumala hantavirus via its saliva, urine, and feces. Normally humans become infected by breathing in dust polluted by virus from bank vole secretions or by direct contact with the animal. It has recently been shown in South America that the Andes hantavirus, whi...

Herons persist in Chicago wetlands despite exposure to banned chemicals

...ive stress (a contributor to aging and disease) and compared the number of eggs and the viability of the eggs and young chicks to those in other, less polluted reference colonies of black-crowned night-herons in Minnesota and Virginia. These were all normal compared to the reference colonies, Levengood sai...

U.S. Food Safety: Foodborne Illnesses a Menu for Disaster

... people who eat food or drink water contaminated by Shigella can become ill with shigellosis. Food contaminated with Shigella usually comes from water polluted by human sewage or if handled by a person infected with Shigella or by cross-contamination. Hepatitis A is a virus that causes illness characte...

Hooray for the Bay! San Francisco Officially Named Best Place to Leave Your Heart...and Keep Your Health

...f the spectrum, in Gary, IN, women continue to suffer from elevated rates of smoking, obesity and cancer despite the city's commitment to clean up its polluted waterways and tackle the obesity crisis. Results in SELF's feature also include: -- Fittest: Orange County, CA -- Best Environment: Tucson, ...

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

...hese results, we should be concerned about fish caught in areas that are situated close to coal-fired power plants, even if upstream from more heavily polluted areas, said Conrad D. Volz, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., principal investigator, department of environmental and occupational health, University of Pittsburgh Gra...

Store-bought freshwater fish contain elevated levels of mercury, arsenic and selenium

... We were surprised by our results since we had hypothesized that levels of contaminants in fish would be higher in specimens caught near once heavily polluted sites, said Conrad D. Volz, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., principal investigator, department of environmental and occupational health, University of Pittsburgh Gra...

Quality Control: Nissan Quest to Feature micronAir(R) Combination Cabin Air Filters

...ticles, harmful gases and strong odors to help make time in the car more pleasant and healthier." "Studies show that the air inside a vehicle is more polluted than the air outside," Kellar added. "With increasing traffic congestion and longer commuting distances causing drivers to spend more time in their ve...
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