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Air Pollution Health

Public Health Gains Will Follow When Countries Take Steps to Cut Carbon

Flavia Bustreo | Posted 12.01.2016 | Home
Flavia Bustreo

The health benefits from action to cut carbon emissions are potentially huge -- giving countries a tremendous added incentive to bring health into the equation at COP21 and as they redouble efforts to fight climate change.

Environmental Carcinogenesis -- Separating Fact From Fiction

James M. Gentile | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
James M. Gentile

One can hardly read a newspaper, turn on the radio or a television station, or surf the Internet without finding a myriad of information concerning yet another physical, chemical, or biological agent in our environment that can 'cause cancer.'

How Indoor Air Pollution Affects Your Home, From Alexandra Zissu (WATCH)

Posted 09.03.2013 | Home

Did you know that the air inside of your house is three to five times more polluted than the air outside, even if you live in a city? Green Living Exp...

Should Outdoor Exercisers Worry About Air Pollution?

Ben Greenfield | Posted 07.29.2013 | Home
Ben Greenfield

Whether you're a serious athlete or a recreational cyclist or runner, it's but prudent to educate yourself about whether working out in polluted areas causes damage to your lungs and your health overall.

Traffic Pollution Linked to Birth Defects

Molly Rauch | Posted 07.06.2013 | Home
Molly Rauch

A new study suggests that traffic pollution may also harm babies before they are born. Moms in California's polluted San Joaquin Valley who breathed traffic pollution early in their pregnancies were more likely to have babies with birth defects compared to moms who breathed less traffic pollution.

You Don't Want Any Part of These Particles

Dr. Gary Ginsberg | Posted 05.11.2012 | Home
Dr. Gary Ginsberg

Cities are converting their fleet of buses over to greener cleaner burning natural gas buses and more trucks are being required to wear particle diapers. So urban air is slowing improving. In the meantime, a few tips to duck that diesel plume.

Another Reason To Go Outside And Get Some Fresh Air

| Posted 01.22.2012 | Home

By David Biello (Click here for the original article and podcast) You need to get out more. Whether it's smog or tiny particles of pollution, Amer...

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 12.27.2011 | Home
Adrianna Quintero

We've seen past Republican and Democratic presidents alike support environmental regulations without the alleged "the sky is falling" scenario come true.

PHOTOS: Disturbing Anti-Coal Plant Ads Take Over D.C. Metro Station

Posted 09.13.2011 | Home

Commuters probably weren't expecting this on their way to work in the morning. But beginning July 12th, the Sierra Club took over all of the ad space ...

How Air Pollution Affects Your Heart

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leo Galland, M.D.

It turns out that air pollution is another factor that contributes to cardiovascular disease. According to a new study, air pollution can increase inflammation, which leads to many chronic diseases.

Toxic Air: The Health Risks of Pollution

Dr. Gary Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Gary Ginsberg

While CO2 has grabbed all the headlines, carbon black particles are the backstory that is making the most immediate impact.

Busy Roads, Air Pollution and Environmental Health Risks

Bill Davenhall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Bill Davenhall

A number of important studies over the last several years have linked children's respiratory health problems with high densities of vehicular roadway traffic.