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Respiratory

Yoga-tta Breathe to Be Bendy

Melissa Nordin | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Nordin

A small part of yoga is aerobic training, a greater part is resistance training, and a large part is flexibility exercise.

How This Young Woman Is Changing The Air We Breathe

Intel Foundation | Posted 10.04.2013 | Green
Intel Foundation

Naomi Shah's family was not exempt from these ailments. Ever since she can remember, her brother and father suffered from allergies and respiratory illnesses and while most of these often have a season, their symptoms persisted year-round.

Years After Oil Spill, Report Finds Increase in Respiratory Problems & Cancer Risk in Workers

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

In November 2002, the oil tanker Prestige broke apart and sank, spilling about 20 million gallons of bunker oil off the coast of northern Spain. Worke...

Health Effects of the Gulf Oil Spill: JAMA Commentary

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

Today the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a Commentary on the health effects of the Gulf oil spill that I wrote along wit...

Oil Spills and Human Health: Lessons from History

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

Oil spill clean-up brings workers and volunteers into close contact with chemicals that are known to be hazardous to human health.  As we deal with t...

Respirators for Some Gulf Workers, Finally!

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

Are the latest respirator recommendations adequate to protect clean-up workers? I'm not sure they are, but I'm glad that at least some of the brave workers out there will have the benefit of respirators if they need them.