Entries in Air Pollution (5)

Thursday
Feb182016

More than 5 million people will die from a frightening cause: Breathing

About 5.5 million people around the world die prematurely every year from breathing polluted air, and the majority of those deaths are occurring in China and India, where factories and coal-fired power plants are fueling economic growth, according to a report released Friday.

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Tuesday
Mar032015

Ice core study shows chemical bans are effective

Ice core sampling in the Himalayas has shown that international agreements are effective in reducing the prevalence of toxic persistent organic pollutants.

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Tuesday
Dec022014

How Feelings Of Disgust Lead To Immoral Behavior

The research, conducted by marketing experts from Rice University, Arizona State University and Pennsylvania State University, found that people are more likely to engage in immoral behaviors like lying and cheating after experiencing disgust, and that experiences of cleanliness then eliminated these negative behavioral effects.

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Tuesday
Nov182014

Pollution Down, but Health Risks Persist

Kathleen Sheerin, MD, an allergy and asthma specialist in the Atlanta area -- known for its historically high levels of smog -- says on days when pollution levels are up, the effects are evident.

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Monday
Nov102014

Study: Children exposed to high levels of pollution five times more likely to have ADHD

More than 11 percent of school-age children in the United States have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, a rate markedly higher than a decade ago. Could air pollution be a cause? A study, published in PLoS One this week and conducted by researchers at Columbia University's Center for Children's Environmental Health, of 233 non-smoking pregnant women in New York City found that children exposed to high levels of air pollution during pregnancy were five times more likely to have ADHD by age 9.

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