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The creation and disposal of huge quantities of waste has a devastating effect on the air, water and soil in the environment. Chemical fertilizers and pesticides have turned agriculture into a leading source of water pollution in the United States. This c



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Cities need to 'green up' to reduce the impact of air pollution - but in some cases trees can make pollution worse

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Cities need to "green up" to reduce the impact of air pollution on residents as well as buildings.



Study finds major health benefits linked to indoor temperature variation

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Exposure to environments outside a comfortable temperature could help tackle major metabolic diseases, such as diabetes and obesity, and should be reflected in modern building practices, finds a...



Vitamin B diminishes effects of air pollution-induced cardiovascular disease

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

B vitamins can mitigate the impact of fine particle pollution on cardiovascular disease, according to new research conducted at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.



Drinking iced tea may boost cholera risk in endemic countries

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

After more than a decade of declining cholera incidence, Vietnam faced an increase in cases of the diarrheal disease during 2007-2010.



Legionella bacteria's escape route revealed

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The precise mechanism used by Legionella bacteria to escape the body's defences has been unpicked in intricate detail and is described for the first time in the journal eLife.



'Good' cholesterol levels reduced with high air pollution exposure

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that higher exposure to traffic-related air pollution may be associated with lower levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol.



Living in an area with high air pollution may impact women's breast density

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study of nearly 280,000 women in the United States has found that living in areas with a high level of fine particles from air pollution may increase a woman's chance of having dense breasts - a...



Study reveals amount of premature deaths linked to international trade

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study involving the University of East Anglia (UEA) has revealed for the first time the global scale of premature deaths related to air pollution from international trade.



Lead exposure in childhood linked to lower IQ, lower status

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A long-term study of more than 500 children who grew up in the era of leaded gasoline has shown that their exposure to the powerful neurotoxin may have led to a loss of intelligence and...



Taking B vitamins may reduce epigenetic effects of air pollution

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health showed that B vitamins may play a critical role in reducing the impact of air pollution on the epigenome, further...



New research finds infants are more exposed to harmful pollution on the way to school than on the way home

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Babies in prams accompanying older siblings on the school run are twice as likely to be exposed to harmful air pollution in the morning than in the afternoon, a new study has found.



New study reveals air pollution can alter the effectiveness of antibiotics and increases the potential of disease

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A landmark study mapping a poorly understood and highly controversial class of genes, known as long non-coding RNAs, has found evidence of evolutionary selection and links with major diseases...



Air pollution may affect human health via bacteria changes in respiratory tract

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Researchers find a hitherto unknown route through which air pollution may affect human health - it alters the bacteria that cause respiratory infections.



High levels of chemicals found in indoor cats

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A study from Stockholm University have now established what was previously suspected, that the high levels of brominated flame retardants measured in cats are from the dust in our homes.



Study links outdoor air pollution with millions of preterm births

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Scientists have published a major study which links outdoor air pollution with 2.7 million preterm births per year.



Fish affected by Deepwater Horizon spill give clues to air pollution heart disease

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study by Manchester and Stanford scientists into the effects on fish of a 2010 oil disaster could shed new light on how air pollution affects humans' hearts.



How to treat and prevent chigger bites

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article learn what chiggers are, how to prevent being bitten, and how to treat a bite. What are the signs and symptoms of a chigger bite?



A fifth of dementia cases may be caused by air pollution, study suggests

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 09:00:00 PDT

New research suggests that high exposure to fine particulate air pollution may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.



Globe-trotting pollutants raise some cancer risks 4 times higher than predicted

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new way of looking at how pollutants ride through the atmosphere has quadrupled the estimate of global lung cancer risk from a pollutant caused by combustion, to a level that is now double the...



Major drug initiatives are best way to curb threat from parasites

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Large-scale programmes to treat a life-threatening disease could improve the health of millions despite concerns about their long-term effects, a study suggests.



Exposure to commonly used insecticide may contribute to diabetes via the gut microbiome

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Organophosphates (OP), the most frequently used insecticides worldwide, could induce high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) and glucose intolerance when decomposed by gut bacteria, according to a study...



Nanoparticle exposure can awaken dormant viruses in the lungs

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Nanoparticles from combustion engines can activate viruses that are dormant in in lung tissue cells.



Investigators identify optimal conditions for growth of legionella bacteria

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The bacteria that cause Legionnaire's disease grow well in warm tap water installations with ample dissolved organic matter - conditions that support the growth of biofilms.



Interleukin-1α causes people to choke on air

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists at the Immunology Frontier Research Center (IFReC) at Osaka University, Japan have pinpointed a specific molecular events that could explain allergic reactions to air pollution.



Pitt-developed molecule could be first antidote for carbon monoxide poisoning

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC have engineered a protein that reverses carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning in mice, a discovery that could potentially lead to...