Air pollution linked to increase in newborn intensive care admissions: Study

2 days ago

Washington D.C. [USA], July 20 (ANI): Infants born to women exposed to high levels of air pollution in the week before delivery are more likely to be admitted to a newborn intensive care unit (NICU), suggest the recent findings. Depending on the type of pollution, chances for NICU admission increased

Air Pollution Ages Your Lungs Faster, Increases Risk of COPD, Study Says

14 days ago

Air pollution does a lot more damage to our lungs than scientists realized, according to a new study in Monday's European Respiratory Journal. Researchers found it ages lungs more quickly and putting us at higher risk of chronic pulmonary obstruction disease (COPD). Your lung function declines as a part of natural aging, but this study found that exposure to particulate matter pollution ages your lungs even faster -- and the more pollution you're exposed to, the quicker your lungs age.

Study suggests air pollution could shorten a child's life by up to seven months

15 days ago

Air pollution could shorten a child's life by up to seven months, a study on Birmingham has suggested. Researchers at Kings College London have found that an eight-year-old child in Birmingham born in 2011 may die between two to seven months early if exposed over their lifetime to projected future pollution concentrations. It is the first time new Government guidance on "mortality burdens" of air pollution has been applied in practice in a large city area. The study looked at the combined impact of two pollutants - particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide - two of the leading causes of poor health from air pollution. The impact was considered to be worse than some other major cities in the UK - with the report finding a higher loss of life expectancy in Birmingham than Manchester.

Climate change is affecting our health today

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24 days ago

Montana Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate recently formed to promote the health of Montanans by helping address climate change through education, science and advocacy. Our first official action was