Study finds air pollution reaches placenta during pregnancy

A new study suggests when a pregnant woman breathes in air pollution; it can travel beyond her lungs to the placenta that guards her foetus

Study finds air pollution reaches placenta during pregnancyPollution composed of tiny particles from car exhaust, factory smokestacks and other sources is dangerous to everyone’s health, and during pregnancy it’s been linked to premature births and low birth weight. But scientists don’t understand why, something that could affect care for women in highly polluted areas. One theory is that the particles lodge in […]

Growing up in air-polluted areas linked to mental health issues, finds study

The correlation found between poor air quality and disorders including schizophrenia. The counties with the worst air quality had a 27 per cent increase in bipolar disorder and six per cent increase in major depression when compared to those with the best air quality

Growing up in air-polluted areas linked to mental health issues, finds studyA new study led by University of Chicago researchers suggests a significant link between exposure to environmental pollution and an increase in the prevalence of neuropsychiatric disorders People who spend their childhood in areas with high levels of air pollution may be more likely to later develop mental disorders, research suggests. Air pollution has become […]

High levels of air pollution may raise the risk of ‘this’ degenerative eye disease

Exposure to high levels of exhaust may raise the risk of the vision-robbing disease called age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a new study suggests

High levels of air pollution may raise the risk of ‘this’ degenerative eye diseaseIn a study of nearly 40,000 people in Taiwan, researchers found that high levels of exhaust could nearly double the risk of the age-related eye condition, which damages the macula, the part of the eye needed for sharp, central vision. People with AMD have trouble seeing straight ahead. Only people with the highest exposure to […]

Air pollution, especially ozone, tied to worsening lung damage: Study finds

The more exposure people have to air pollution, especially ozone, the more lung damage they develop over time, a U.S. study suggests

Air pollution, especially ozone, tied to worsening lung damage: Study findsResearchers already knew that heavy air pollution makes lung disease worse in people who already have lung disease. The new study shows that even among people without lung disease, long-term exposure to air pollution even in relatively ‘clean’ areas can lead to signs of chronic lung disease, said Dr Joel Kaufman, a co-author of the […]

Shocking: Woman with no history of smoking develops lung cancer

If there is one thing that Delhi is synonyms with after the Red Fort and street food, then it has to be the chronic levels of air pollution. It is said that inhaling the air in Delhi for one day is equivalent to smoking 100 cigarettes a day

Shocking: Woman with no history of smoking develops lung cancerBut what are the harms it can cause and could it lead to deadly diseases like cancer? A recent case which has come forward can now testify that it indeed does so. Air pollution around the world is increasing at alarming levels. This has especially taken a toll on the health of people in developing […]

Taking vitamin D and E during pregnancy may ‘reduce likelihood’ of asthma, finds study

The study states clearly that is has ‘confirmed’ that there is indeed an association between childhood asthma and low intake of vitamins D and E during pregnancy

Taking vitamin D and E during pregnancy may ‘reduce likelihood’ of asthma, finds studyAt present, approximately 300 million people are living with asthma worldwide. It is estimated that by 2025, another 100 million people will be diagnosed with asthma and that urban lifestyles will play a significant role in this. Among other causes, changes in diets, climate change, and air pollution have all been associated with an increase […]

Simple ways to save your skin and hair from air pollution

Air pollution takes a toll on the skin and hair. While most people know that outdoor air pollutants can be harmful to health, not everyone realises that even indoor pollutants can cause skin problems. Experts tell you, how to protect your skin and hair from the harmful effects of air pollution

Simple ways to save your skin and hair from air pollutionAs if the threat that pollution brings to the planet wasn’t bad enough, it also puts your skin and hair’s health in danger said experts. Dr Apratim Goel, Dermatologist and laser surgeon of Cutis Skin Studio, said, “Apart from sun damage,  damage is also done by the tiny air particles. As, they get into skin […]

PMC to implement ‘cool roof program’ to reduce health risks of air pollution

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) entered an agreement with the NRDC, and the IIPH-G, to work in creation and implementation of an air quality management system. It will implement a system of cool roofs programme for climate resilience homes in select houses

PMC to implement ‘cool roof program’ to reduce health risks of air pollutionThe Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), on July 9, entered an agreement with the Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC), and the Indian Institute of Public Health – Gandhinagar (IIPH-G), to work in creation and implementation of an air quality management system. Moreover, it will implement a system of cool roofs programme for climate resilience homes in […]

Early exposure to traffic linked to spike in asthma cases worldwide among children

Exposure to traffic-related air pollution has been found causing asthma in nearly four million children across the world. Due to alarming rates, researchers called on the World Health Organization to update its guideline in protecting children from paediatric asthma 

Early exposure to traffic linked to spike in asthma cases worldwide among childrenThe study published in the journal The Lancet Planetary Health highlights the impact of inhaling nitrogen dioxide from motor vehicle exhaust in 194 countries and 125 major cities worldwide. It shows that between 2010 and 2015, 64 per cent of all new cases of asthma occurred in urban areas. The researchers from the George Washington […]

Even moderate air pollution may lead to lung disease, warns study

Even moderate levels of air pollution can cause lung function impairment that rivals the damage caused by smoking, a new study found

Even moderate air pollution may lead to lung disease, warns studyExposure to pollutants had harmful effects similar to that from smoking. Researchers studied 303,887 British men and women, with data on lung health gathered by physical examination and air pollution statistics geographically coded to the participants’ home addresses. The researchers looked at levels of PM2.5, the tiny pollutant particles smaller than 2.5 micrometres in diameter […]
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