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Air Pollution Is Associated With An Increased Risk Of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Exposure to some types of air pollution, especially sulfur dioxide — one of the six most common pollutants in the United States — is associated with a somewhat increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, according to research presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago. Rheumatoid arthritis is a […]

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Dr Mohammad Shamssain

Traffic Pollution Contributes To Pediatric Asthma And Premature Death Of Unborn Children

A UK academic is calling for a nationwide study into the effects traffic pollution has on asthma sufferers after his own research in Cairo highlighted health problems in children who may even be affected while still in the womb. Dr. Mohammad Shamssain and his research team recently completed a study into the impact that high […]

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Talat Islam, MBBS

Exposure To Parental Stress Increases Pollution-Related Lung Damage In Children

Psychosocial stress appears to enhance the lung-damaging effects of traffic-related pollution (TRP) in children, according to new research from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles. The results will appear online ahead of the print edition of the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical […]

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Inability To Combat Oxidative Stress May Trigger Development Of Asthma

An impaired ability to handle oxidative stress that arises from exposure to secondhand smoke and other environmental triggers may contribute to the development of asthma, according to results obtained from the Shanghai Women’s Health Asthma and Allergy Study. The results of the study suggest regulating the body’s antioxidant defense system may play an important role […]

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Researcher Leonardo Trasande, MD

Financial Impact Of Toxic Chemicals And Air Pollutants In Children’s Diseases Estimated At $76 Billion Per Year

In three new studies published in the May issue of the journal Health Affairs, Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers reveal the staggering economic impact of toxic chemicals and air pollutants in the environment, and propose new legislation to mandate testing of new chemicals and also those already on the market.

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Researcher Frederica P. Perera, DrPH

Prenatal Exposure To Certain Pollutants Linked To Behavioral Problems In Young Children

Mothers’ exposure during pregnancy to pollutants created by the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels and other organic material may lead to behavioral problems in their children, according to a new study. Researchers found that within a sample of 215 children monitored from birth, those children with high levels of a pollution exposure marker in their […]

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Researcher Sanjay Rajagopalan

Polluted Air Leads To Disease By Promoting Widespread Inflammation

Chronic inhalation of polluted air appears to activate a protein that triggers the release of white blood cells, setting off events that lead to widespread inflammation, according to new research in an animal model. This finding narrows the gap in researchers’ understanding of how prolonged exposure to pollution can increase the risk for cardiovascular problems […]

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