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High levels of air pollution seem to be linked to early miscarriages

By Jessica Hamzelou Exposure to air pollution may affect the development of a fetusEdward Wong/South China Morning Post via Getty Images High levels of air pollution may increase the chance of a missed miscarriage, according to data from pregnant women living and working in Beijing, China. “We have clear evidence and accumulating knowledge that there… Read More »

Research links air pollution and dementia

Air pollution has been linked to an increased risk of developing dementia later in life, Australian researchers have found. A study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease on Wednesday shows rates of dementia were more likely when people were exposed over a long period of time to two air pollutants. The two pollutants are… Read More »

Air pollution can accelerate lung disease as much as a pack a day of cigarettes

Air pollution — especially ozone air pollution which is increasing with climate change — accelerates the progression of emphysema of the lung, according to a new study led by the University of Washington, Columbia University and the University at Buffalo. While previous studies have shown a clear connection of air pollutants with some heart and… Read More »

Study shows that whites cause more pollution resulting in national crisis

  Black and Hispanic United States citizens are exposed to more air pollution that is caused by the consumer habits of their white counterparts, a study demonstrates. The findings of the study are referred to as “pollution inequity” and reflects 131,000 premature deaths each year, making it the biggest environmental health risk factor in the… Read More »