#WorldEnvironmentDay: Babies in strollers exposed to hazardous levels of air pollution,

Babies in prams are exposed to high levels of air pollution at hot spots next to busy roads, according to a study that measured particles on a typical daily route. The study found little difference between the pollution levels experienced by babies in prams and adults, in contrast to some earlier research

#WorldEnvironmentDay: Babies in strollers exposed to hazardous levels of air pollution,Babies and young children in prams can be exposed to up to 60% more pollution than adults, a study suggests. Experts said infants were exposed to dirtier air in prams because they were lower to the ground and closer to exhaust pipes. They are also more at risk from the health dangers of dirty air […]

#WorldEnvironmentDay: Exposure to air pollution before and after birth may affect cognitive abilities

A growing body of research suggests that exposure to air pollution in the earliest stages of life is associated with negative effects on cognitive abilities

#WorldEnvironmentDay: Exposure to air pollution before and after birth may affect cognitive abilitiesA new study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a centre supported by ‘la Caixa,’ has provided new data: exposure to particulate matter with a diameter of less than 2.5 μm (PM2.5) during pregnancy and the first years of life is associated with a reduction in fundamental cognitive abilities, such as working […]

Know how air pollution affects your heart

Excessive air pollution is associated not only with respiratory diseases like bronchitis, asthma and lung cancer, but also cardiovascular diseases. Recent studies show that air pollution behaves akin to cigarette smoke. In addition, air pollution is also associated with chronic lifestyle disease like hypertension and diabetes

Know how air pollution affects your heartMajor Indian metropolitan cities are reeling under the effects of severe air pollution, euphemistically called ‘smog’, this phenomenon occurs every year during winter. This has deleterious effects not only on the respiratory system, but as recent studies show, also on the cardiovascular health of people living in urban areas. Excessive air pollution is associated not […]

Exhaust particles from aircraft turbine engines cause direct damage to lung cells

In a unique, innovative experiment, researchers under the leadership of the University of Bern have investigated the effect of exhaust particles from aircraft turbine engines on human lung cells

Exhaust particles from aircraft turbine engines cause direct damage to lung cellsThe cells reacted most strongly to particles emitted during ground idling. It was also shown that the cytotoxic effect is only to some extent comparable to that of particles from gasoline and diesel engines. Now, in addition to already investigated particle sources like emissions from heating systems, industry and road traffic, aircraft turbine engine particle […]

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 […]

World Asthma Day: How to tackle asthma triggered by pollution

The theme for World Asthma Day 2019 is STOP for Asthma: where STOP stands for Symptom Evaluation, Test Response, Observe and Assess, and Proceed to Adjust Treatment. Though, asthma cannot be cured but appropriate management can control the disorder and enable people to enjoy good quality of life

World Asthma Day: How to tackle asthma triggered by pollutionWorld Asthma Day (WAD) is organised by Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), in order to create awareness about asthma and its management across the world. On this day activities are carried out throughout the world to motivate asthma patients to keep help them manage it. Here, we brief you about how pollution is tied to […]

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 […]

Air pollution tied to mental health issues in teenagers

Higher levels of pollution were linked to a greater likelihood of psychotic experiences ranging from a mild feeling of paranoia to a severe psychotic symptoms

Air pollution tied to mental health issues in teenagersUrban air pollution is associated with an increased risk for psychotic experiences in teenagers, researchers report. A study published in JAMA Psychiatry included 2,063 British teenagers whose health had been followed from birth through age 18. Almost a third of them said they had at least one psychotic experience, ranging from a mild feeling of […]

Constant dust wreaks havoc on the health of Mumbaikars

The ceaseless construction works in the city and the Mumbai Metro have added on pressure on the health of Mumbaikars. While the air pollution from traffic was a hazard, the combined threat of dust and pollutions is landing more and more Mumbaikars to the doctor’s clinic

Constant dust wreaks havoc on the health of MumbaikarsDoctors in Mumbai have witnessed a steady rise in patients suffering from cold, cough and allergies. What were once seasonal diseases has now become a year-round problem due to the constant exposure to dust which we face in our daily lives. Just take a stroll down any road in the city and you will eventually […]

Air pollution increases the risk of miscarriage in women, reveals study

Pregnant women are at an increased risk of miscarrying if they are exposed to elevated levels of a type of air pollution, a study suggests. Researchers in the US found a 16% increase in the risk of miscarriage among women exposed to higher levels of nitrogen dioxide, a gas created by petrol and diesel vehicles

Air pollution increases the risk of miscarriage in women, reveals studyAir pollution is as bad for pregnant women as smoking in raising the risk of miscarriage, according to a scientific study. They said the finding was upsetting and that toxic air must be cut to protect the health of the next generation. Air pollution is already known to harm fetus by increasing the risk of […]
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