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December 14, 2018

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December 14, 2018

Your Heart Hates Air Pollution; Portable Filters Could Help

Nov. 13, 2018 — The fifth-leading risk factor for mortality worldwide, air pollution presents a major heart health risk. A simple intervention could help people breathe easier at ... read more

Alpine Ice Shows Three-Fold Increase in Atmospheric Iodine

Nov. 12, 2018 — Analysis of iodine trapped in Alpine ice has shown that levels of atmospheric iodine have tripled over the past century, which partially offsets human-driven increases in the air pollutant, ... read more

Pollution in Cities Damaging Insects and Ecosystems

Nov. 9, 2018 — High levels of pollution found in many of the world's major cities are having negative effects on plants and insects, according to new ... read more

Air Pollution Is Associated With Increased Emergency Department Visits for Heart and Lung Disease

Nov. 8, 2018 — Outdoor air pollution is a major health threat worldwide. New research found that exposure to certain air pollutants is linked to increased emergency department visits for respiratory and ... read more

Air Pollution Linked to Autism

Nov. 5, 2018 — Exposure to toxic air pollutants is linked to an increased risk of developing autism, according to a study of Chinese children during their first three-years of ... read more

Nov. 2, 2018 — Using high-powered equipment to analyze air samples, researchers were able to get a detailed look at the molecular makeup of organic aerosols, which have a significant presence in the atmosphere. ... read more

Monitoring Air Pollution After Hurricane Maria

Oct. 31, 2018 — When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, 2017, the storm devastated the island's electrical grid, leaving many people without power for months. This lack of electricity, as well as ... read more

Oct. 31, 2018 — Scientists have linked air pollution with many health conditions including asthma, heart disease, lung cancer and premature death. Among air pollutants, fine particulate matter is especially harmful ... read more

Reducing Methane Emissions Can Play a Key Role in Reducing Ozone Worldwide

Oct. 30, 2018 — A new report points to inexpensive and profitable solutions to reduce methane emissions in the energy, waste, wastewater and agriculture ... read more

Coal Power Plant Regulations Neglect a Crucial Pollutant

Oct. 29, 2018 — Researchers determine that particle-forming sulfur dioxide is the most damaging pollutant from Texas' coal-fired power plants that lack equipment to scrub ... read more

Air Pollution Leads to Millions of ER Visits for Asthma Attacks Worldwide

Oct. 25, 2018 — Nine to 33 million visits to the emergency room (ER) for asthma worldwide may be triggered by breathing in air polluted by ozone or fine particulate matter -- pollutants that can enter the ... read more

Oct. 22, 2018 — Researchers have found that global changes, including warming temperatures and increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, are causing a decrease in the availability of a key nutrient for ... read more

Oct. 18, 2018 — New research shows that a key to reducing extreme wintertime air pollution in China may be reducing formaldehyde emissions rather than sulfur ... read more

Polluted City Neighborhoods Are Bad News for Asthmatic Children

Oct. 18, 2018 — Children with asthma who grow up in a New York City neighborhood where air pollution is prevalent need emergency medical treatment more often than asthmatics in less polluted ... read more

Eliminating Emissions in India and China Could Add Years to People's Lives

Oct. 17, 2018 — In a recent study, researchers wanted to know how replacing coal-fired powerplants in China and India with clean, renewable energy could benefit human health and save lives in the future. The ... read more

Substantial Changes in Air Pollution Across China During 2015 to 2017

Oct. 17, 2018 — The first detailed analysis of air pollution trends in China reveals a 20 per cent drop in concentrations of particulate pollution over the last three years ... read more

Moss Rapidly Detects, Tracks Air Pollutants in Real Time

Oct. 17, 2018 — Moss, one of the world's oldest plants, is surprisingly in tune with the atmosphere around it. Now scientists report that they have found a simple and inexpensive way to detect air pollutants, ... read more

Climate Models Fail to Simulate Recent Air-Pressure Changes Over Greenland

Oct. 16, 2018 — Climatologists may be unable to accurately predict regional climate change over the North Atlantic because computer simulations have failed to include real data from the Greenland region over the ... read more

Air Pollution May Be Linked to Heightened Mouth Cancer Risk

Oct. 9, 2018 — High levels of air pollutants, especially fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and to a lesser extent, ozone, may be linked to a heightened risk of developing mouth cancer, suggests the first study of its ... read more

Clean Water Act Dramatically Cut Pollution in US Waterways

Oct. 9, 2018 — The 1972 Clean Water Act has driven significant improvements in US water quality, according to the first comprehensive study of water pollution over the past several decades. The team analyzed data ... read more

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