Respiratory And Allergy Information/Air Pollution Health News

December 20, 2018

Move Over, Air Filter. Scientists Have a Greener Idea

THURSDAY, Dec. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A common houseplant to help keep your home’s air cleaner and safer? Scientists report they have genetically altered pothos […]
September 17, 2018

Air Pollutants Reach Placenta, Might Harm Fetus: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Scientists warn that soot from polluted air is reaching the placenta of pregnant women, possibly harming the health of […]
September 4, 2018

Even 'Good' Levels of Air Pollution Are Bad for Smokers

TUESDAY, Sept. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Even low levels of air pollution can pose a threat to the lungs of cigarette smokers, researchers say. They […]
August 3, 2018

AHA: Air Pollution Exposure Linked to Enlarged Hearts

FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Healthy people exposed to even low levels of air pollution over a handful of years developed enlarged heart […]
July 27, 2018

Summers Less Smoggy Now, But Winter Air Hasn't Improved

FRIDAY, July 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Air quality improvements in the United States have been significant but largely limited to summer. Now, researchers say they […]
July 19, 2018

Air Pollution at National Parks Keeps Visitors Away

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Fresh air is in short supply at U.S. national parks, a new study shows. Researchers found that from 1990 […]
July 18, 2018

Does Dirty Air Cancel Out the Benefits of Exercise?

WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Everyone knows that exercise is good for your heart, but what if your only option is to run or […]
July 3, 2018

Warming Climate, More AC — and More Unhealthy Smog Ahead

TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As global warming heats up the planet, billions of people will need more air conditioning. And that could bring […]
May 23, 2018

Even at 'Safe' Levels, Air Pollution Puts Seniors at Risk

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For older people, breathing in dirty air puts them at risk of being hospitalized with a dangerous respiratory disease, […]